By Christian Aasberg
I was once bitten by a lion.
Did that catch your interest?
It is, sort of true, or not really. It was a dog, But the dog is called a Leon Berger, so It’s kind of similar.
This is a SCAB about facing your fears. It took me a while to get over the dog/lion incident.
It wasn’t the first fear I had to get over and it probably ain’t going to be the last. I always try to Challenge myself and my fears.
I am really, really, REALLY, afraid of heights, so I went bungee jumping, I am not over that fear yet, but I am going to keep challenge myself until I am.
I am afraid of big snakes, so I held a python, still afraid of big snakes, but again, I will keep challenge myself.
I am afraid of big spiders, so I grilled and ate one. Yes, I actually did, kind of a weird way, but It helped massively with that fear, not that I probably won’t be afraid if a giant spider suddenly crawls on me, but still.
I was afraid to start School, moving to a new country, alone, were I knew no one. I was afraid I was going to fuck it all up, that I wouldn’t fit in, that I wasn’t a good enough creative to be at the school.
But It was the change I needed.
And most of the time when We have to make changes to our life, we get afraid, scared of what is going to happen, is it going to be the way we imagine it or something different.
But change doesn’t have to be scary, because we are the masters of our own life, so if we decide the change is going to be good, it probably is. Of course there are no guarantees, but it certainly does help to believe in yourself.
So I guess what I am trying to say is, challenge yourself and your fears, you might come out on the other side as a stronger person.