So at the last minute early this week I organised a girls trip to Trees Adventure in Belgrave. Me the silly looked at pics on the web thinking AWESOME, looks scarey but yep sure, I can do it! Ive done things before that have scared me but Ive pushed myself and done it! Boy was I wrong!! I realized with age my small fear of heights has exacerbated in a larger phobia!!
Walking up to the tree course the scenery was absolutely breathtaking! SubhanAllah! In a forest of green, majestic trees with timber platforms built around them like an adults tree house! We geared up, and yep I just cant take myself seriously, so there we were giggling away at the hard hats over hijab, fingerless gloves and crotch grabbing gear! Its so hard to be modest with this stuff on! I had a knee length top that ended up being waist length because of the harness, but Alhamdulillah I kept my jacket as that at least had my behind covered! They trained us on the use of the harness and clips and we were off, my friend and I thought we would start on the easiest adult level whilst my sister, niece and other girls went for the middle. I thought MEH this is a breeze, but once I climbed up into that tree and the first obstacle was a flying fox, and looking down on the ground, my knees a started to wobble and I felt a tad light headed!!!! I was sooooo dissapointed in myself! we both climbed down and I ended up doing the kids course, LAUGH NOT but honestly even that was scarey. I did it and Im proud of myself considering I have a phobia!!
The others completed their level and then my monkey of a sister and niece went and completed the black level which is the highest one!! Bravo to them, boo hoo to me, I really do wish I had tried the first adult level again after the kids one but maybe another time! I did realise however, that as we get older our fears often become a lot more magnified. I remember in high school camp we used a huge flying fox, and although scared I did it and LOVED it! Now I'm a lot more reserved in what I do, consequences always in the forefront. This did however give me a thirst for more outdoors adventures, paint ball and go-kart racing are definites on my list!!