F.E.A.R. Signs

Starting this trip I learned about my own internal demons— fears of heights, bridges, steep downhills, and crosswinds. And while many of these are reasonable concerns, I managed to amplify them to F. E. A. R.- False Expectations Appearing Real. Many of these signs were powerful FEAR triggers for me. A great Cognitive Behavioral Therapist subsequently told me that stopping to take pictures of these signs was actually my way of subconscious subtle avoidance or delay, which reinforces these fears. The key is continued exposure leading to the extinction of the fears. New plan—no more scary sign pictures until I’m no longer scared of them.