To go camping
What are you afraid of?
I’m afraid of bugs, bears, darkness, and outdoor activities.
How was the experience?
As you may know, I’m not very outdoorsy. I love nature, I’m just not that adventurer because you can’t really control nature; I rather stay safe in a civilized environment. So, I decided to ask a couple of friends to face this fear with me in the woods, upstate NY. We rented basic tents and bought all the necessary supplies to spend a night under the stars. Everything was amazing; we explored the area, did some fishing, went in the river and finally cooked a lovely BBQ dinner. Then it got reaaally dark – the darkest I’ve been. Flashlights and lamps not only did not provide enough light, but also attracted bugs. I tried to focus as much as possible on the positives – friends, nature, s’mores, guitar. The scariest part was bedtime. I could hear every bug, tree, and mysterious sound outside my tent. Adam went to sleep right away and I stayed awake for another hour praying for not having bears or other animals around us. The morning was beautiful and peaceful, so we went slow-rafting which we all really enjoyed, till off course, I fell off the boat (I must admit that was pretty funny). I can’t wait to repeat the plan when I have kids 🙂