I did it!
I was walked across broken glass then just for fun did a fire walk!
There was a bit more prep to it than that, but yes on a Friday night in November I took my socks & shoes off and walked across broken glass & then hot coals.
The Glass Walk
The glass walk was all about being relaxed and overcoming your fears. Razor sharp broken glass might I add, that makes relaxing a bit more difficult.
Did I enjoy it?
Yes I think I did! For me being relaxed is something I am trying to work on so perfect chance to use some skills! I did struggle a bit but acceptable I think under the circumstances.
Try to picture a line of broken glass, the sounds of crunching glass beneath the instructors feet, a crowd of people ooohing & ahhhing, & then me realising I have my jumper on the wrong way & you get an idea of the feelings that were bubbling inside me as I took my place.
But I did it! I even have a cut to prove it.
For someone who at this time last year could hardly leave her bedroom you would think a walk bare foot across broken glass in front of a crowd would be enough excitement for one Friday night but nope I then was set to walk over hot coals.
The Fire Walk
Now this is where the fun really started. The instructor guy was amazing. He took me from being an introverted, hide at the back, don't say a word, keep your head down kind of girl to
Standing tall, chest out - he told us too ;-), feeling amazing, pumped, ready to go, look me in the eye, on a mission kinda girl!
I can't emphasise the change in me. I literally went from looking at the floor to scrape me off the ceiling. At this point we headed to the fire.
My mum & hubby were there to watch & also couldn't believe the difference in me.
The queue formed & as each person ran across the fire pit instead of feeling fear, anxiety, dread I was feeling excited & desperate for my turn!!
I got to the front & they needed to rake up the fire get it all hot again, Thanks!
Instructor: What's your name?
Instructor: Are you ready for this?
At that point I skipped across the fire. Shouting "Yeaaahhhhh" as I went (very American, I know). The crowd cheered, I air punched it was amazing.
Did you enjoy it?
Hell, yeah!! I would recommend it to everyone! It is an amazing feeling. No fear, knowing I can do it.
This was a charity event for Yorkhill Children's Foundation in Glasgow. It is a kids hospital that does soo much great work in Scotland, & as a child I did have to use their services so it was lovely to be able to give back.
But I would say I got loads out of the night too! It was certainly a challenge. I had to ask people for sponsorship. I had to go into the training for the event on my own, that was a big thing for me. Then had to be in front of a crowd of people & all this before I even take my shoes & socks off!!
But as this you may have guessed this post is about reminding myself that - I DID IT!
I can do what ever I put my mind to. I can overcome my fears. I can do things I never thought were possible. I can surprise people, including myself.
Oh yeah & if you get a chance to do it - you should! It is awesome & I am glad I will have these memories. My plan is to pull the feelings & thoughts from that night any time I need it during the rest of my recovery!!
Caution feet pictures coming up!!
I leave you with some wise words & a link to my donating site!! (See my confidence is still sky high!)
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” - Walt Disney
“The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” - Robert Schuller
Love Mrs Brown xx