As I write this I am 37,000 ft above the earth on my way to Switzerland to visit my dad. Today is the first time I have flown on my own. I am one of those many people that have a fear of flying, I wouldn’t say it was so bad that I feel like I’m going to have a panic attack but it is there in the back of my mind. It took me a good few hours to book the flight making sure I wouldn’t have anything with the number 13 in it, I am very superstitious when it comes to that number.

I chose to fly business class for the extra room and quietness, away from the crying kids and people kicking the back of my chair. As I write this I am sipping on some vodka and orange having just finished my salmon sandwiches with no crusts! Yes the flight cost £100 more but I get so wound up by children. Maybe I need to invest in some noise cancelling headphones. If I was flying with someone then I would just have booked an ordinary seat.

I know that in my life I wanted to fly solo at least once to hopefully help me overcome my fears. They do say you should do something that scares you everyday to have a healthy heart.

So I’m now about 20 minutes away from landing in Zurich so I best wrap this off and upload it as soon as I land. Make sure you do something that scares you and helps you face your fears. Life is too short not too!

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