Tag Archives: scared shitless

Motorbike Reality Check

I witnessed a horrific motorbike crash yesterday. The driver was going to pass a taxi on the right (we drive on the left here, and passing in this way is totally normal); the taxi swerved right to avoid a car … Continue reading

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Risk-taking or the Art of Being Scared Sh*tless

This morning even after a decent night’s sleep I feel like my guts are¬†twisted into a bow fit for a Christmas Lexus. I’m scared sh*tless. Questioning everything in a life that’s been predictable and comfortable for so long has the … Continue reading

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Holy learning curve, Batman!

So, who remembers the first day they tried to do something that was completely new? Skateboarding? Skydiving? Reading? Balancing a checkbook? Driving? Child birth? We all can dredge our mental archives for a “first time” experience that threw us into … Continue reading

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