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Afraid Essay

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Belen 1Kaitlyn BelenKaryn SimonelliEnglish 11127 October 2014Afraid of HeightsEveryone has a moment when their fear is overwhelming and they feel vulnerable to everything. The heart starts to pound fast, hands start to get sticky, knees feel like they are turning slowly to jelly, and become a little light headed at the obstacle that's placed in front me. My response was always the same when I had to get on anything that had to do with heights. It was nerve racking for me. Going to the theme park, Six Flags, with my family proved to be very difficult with my fear.Before I ever visited Six Flags that day, I never went anywhere near something that lifted me off the floor more than 5 feet. Whenever we went to theme parks that had roller coasters, I would stay on the ground watching everyone else get on the ride. Even though water slides were a little different, I still got nervous and didn't look anywhere but forward going to the top of the slide. My parents and brother knew very well that I was terrified of heights and used every possible situation they could to taunt me about it. I tried to avoid certain rides at different places just so I don't have to get myself worked up about them. Many times, such as one where we went to Sea World my whole family and cousins wanted to get on the new roller coaster called "The Manta". It would keep you on your belly while doing flips upside down and going down a slope at about a 70° angle. I had actually talked myself into getting on the ride, I waited about 20 minutes to get on, just to sit down on the seat and realize there is no way inBelen 2the world I'm going to ride this rollercoaster! I happily got off, and said I would wait for them at the exit. Best decision ever. My dad didn't even want to get back on!As a birthday present, my brother asked to go to Six Flags. I told my family that the only way they were going to get me there was if they gagged me and threw me into the trunk. I already knew from my friend Emerey that Six Flags was almost purely roller coasters, and there was only a slim chance that I would not have to ride any roller coasters. When we got there I immediately knew I was screwed. There were many little kids there so, I wouldn't be able to get on the kiddie rides because my parents would not be willing to wait in the long lines with me. We entered the park, and shortly after getting through, we arrived at the first ride. My parents told me I had to get on since it was my brother's birthday, and he wanted me to. After all the...

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