|Tandem Zip-line with Laura Cribb|
I found a lot of parallels to my music therapy career during this experience and it was very enlightening. For both elements, I am aware of how fun and rewarding the process can be. But also for each, there is always that element of fear present. Each session is a little like jumping off that wooden platform. There is that drop in my stomach, and my heart lodges into my throat... the what-ifs cloud my head and there is that split second where I wonder if it is time to turn back and throw in the towel. At each station, after I was hooked up to the zip line, and the guide asked if I was ready, I’d say, “yes” while screaming, “no” inside my head. I’d put my brave face on, take a deep breath, and jump. Only once I was speeding through the jungle, did my fear subside and the fun set in. After the first few times, I knew how incredibly enjoyable it was because I had actually experienced it, and getting myself to leave the platform was no longer a challenge.