You all know I am claustrophobic. I discovered how claustrophobic recently and am a bit upset by it. Whatever, planes don’t bother me and that’s what’s important (more on that later)
Some of you may know my other irrational fear (although is Claustrophobia irrational) I am terrified of ladders and certain staircases. I can’t climb more then 2 steps on a ladder without freezing. When I moved into my house, they wanted me to check the attic, I got to the 2nd step and the guy with me had to lift me up to get me of the step. I FROZE. It was bad. I tried to climb to the top of a lighthouse. 3rd step, had to be carried down crying, yet my boyfriend at the time, still went to the top with everyone and left me at the bottom by myself, crying. Loser.
Anyway, this brings me to
When my sister and I were younger we went to Cancun for vacation. Not spring break, just a regular vacation. It was ok. But the day trip to Chichen Itza was amazing. I knew I wanted to go. My sister was iffy, but she went with me because, well she had to.
Do any of you remember a commercial from Nike from the 80’s. It was a man and woman and they ran up the temple steps.
Well, it’s a hard run. It’s a hard walk There are like a bazallion steps (ok there aren’t that many but there are alot.) This is when I knew my fear was real and not just climbing ladders stupid. My sister and I took the bus trip, long but beautiful sites so worth it.
This particular temple is El Castillo, the main one. The steps are like 3 feet high. I got to the third step and my sister had to basically sit with me as I heiny bumped back down, which took 20 minutes.
I did climb the smaller one, It took a while but I did it. I’m not afraid of heights, I can stand on cliffs and look down, just don’t make me take stairs to get to the top. A hike, probably can do, but NO LADDERS OR STAIRS It’s an irrational fear. I know shut up.