When I took Monster Man to an appointment two weeks ago, I had to drive into Midtown Atlanta. I still wasn't completely convinced that I wanted to drive on the interstate there (especially since I would've had to drive into town during the morning rush hour), so I took a web of back roads to get to our final destination. I wasn't completely in my comfort zone, especially when my GPS had a hard time finding the satellites to get me home after the appointment. Somehow, though, we made it there and back with only a few moments of concern.
Imagine how much out of my comfort zone I was this past weekend when I took Angel Baby to her audition for America's Got Talent! I not only drove the interstate there and back, but had to get right into the center of the maze of streets. We parked in a parking garage two blocks further than we meant to, so we ended up walking a good distance just to get to the audition, but we really enjoyed having our day in Atlanta. I overcame a lot of fears that day in taking Angel Baby by myself to downtown Atlanta, and now I'm actually looking forward to taking the kids to Atlanta again in the future so that we might get to have a fun outing to Hard Rock or the Aquarium, or some other fun destination. Now that I've overcome my fear, there is no stopping me!
It's amazing what fears we'll overcome when it comes to our kids!