Leap Of Faith: Stratosphere Las Vegas
We started filming The Twins: Happily Ever After? at the beginning of January. One of the first tasks for episode one was to "take a leap of faith" and conquer my fear of heights. They wanted Haley and I to jump off The Stratosphere which is the largest jump in North America making it an 855ft. jump! My first thought was THERE IS NO WAY I WILL EVER DO THAT! My worst fear is heights, and I couldn't even do the high ropes course during the filming of Ben and Lauren's Happily Ever After.
Obviously in episode 1 you saw me fail. I tried to do it, I really did and I just couldn't get out of my own head and get the courage to jump. So... 2 months went by and during those 2 months of filming I would always talk about how I regretted not jumping off The Stratosphere. I felt like if I could have jumped I would have been able to prove a lot to myself and I could then show the people who are watching my show that I am brave and I can do scary things. I also felt like if I could do this one thing, the one thing that scares me the most in this world, I COULD DO ANYTHING.
So, like I said... 2 months go by and I am back in Las Vegas. It is April 3rd, and it is 1pm. I'm scheduled to jump off The Stratosphere, but then out of no where a huge storm comes through and they have to close down the ride. OF COURSE! JUST MY LUCK! But, I was also really thankful and thought it was a sign from the Universe that i wasn't meant to jump off. This crazy jump just wasn't meant for me.
It's still April 3rd, and now its 6pm. They re-open the ride and it's now my chance to TAKE THE LEAP and go for it. I walk out on the plank and they buckle me all up and I couldn't do it. I walk back inside and they ask "Do you want to try again?" I look over at my friend Mace who is here at the top of the Stratosphere supporting me and she says YES DO IT! So I try one more time...
The 2nd time I still don't want to do it and I am having a mini panic attack, but i look at Mace through the glass and she's counting down "1..2.3..." and I nod my head and I said...GO! And I finally TOOK THE LEAP. It was the most amazing feeling in the world. I got down to the bottom and I saw my sister down there and she was so proud of me, then I start crying because I honestly can't believe I did it! I never in a million years thought I would be able to do something that scary and that brave.
Moral of the story: Face your fears head on and don't procrastinate LIVING LIFE to the fullest ;)