JAC B. TALKS
Do the things in life that scare you. For me that includes, Disney rides, ghosts and zip lining in tall trees.
Last month I had a travel series where I explored interesting places around where I work. While filming my final episode, I realized something. Every trip I took was a little on the scary side.
Ghost Hunting, Climbing a Canyon and Zip Lining were a part of the series I pitched. I'm not a thrill-seeking person. Why I managed to come up with the scariest ideas, I have no clue...but it was sweeps month and I wanted good video.
Let's start with my hiking episode. For starters I've never hiked a day in my life. During this trip, I had to climb, mostly slide, down a HUGE canyon, walk through a creek with quick sand (and on numerous occasions almost die) and trek back up to the top.
The whole time I ran on adrenaline, but did manage to stop and enjoy the experience. Crisp air, birds chirping and breath taking views! Looking down at the canyon I had just went through, I felt a sense of accomplishment. I did something terrifying and foreign and was able to complete it in a short four hour time span.
Next up, ghost hunting. I went to a rumored haunted house! As soon as I walked in the doors, I let the home know that I was ghost friendly. A woman lead me on the tour and when I went to film extra video alone, I knew my time had come to meet a ghost. Luckily, the ghosts were friendly, the most spirit action I got was deleted Snapchats.
My final trip was zip lining, something I would never imagine myself doing in a hundred, no, a thousand years.
I had to climb massive tall trees with a secure harness and a willingness to take the first step. It was completely daunting at first, but once I got comfortable, I realized how beautiful it was 40 feet in the air of a forrest.
When I came to the zip lining part, I had to tell myself again and again to just let go. After realizing I couldn't get down without trying this adventure, I did it. It was exhilarating! I even went one hand free to wave at the camera! Talk about promo gold.
This past month, I've done a few things that scared me and I stood on the other side with new stories to tell. Do the things that scare you, you'll suprise yourself and most likely have cool pictures and video to show off!