To sum up this day in one word I would have to say that it was…Empowering!! Heading into our zip lining experience the amount of fear that was building inside my body was unbearable. First, it was the drive up the mountain; second, it was getting strapped into the harness. The anticipation of sliding down a wire in mid air made shivers go down my spine but, as I felt the tears building up in my eyes I turned to my friends for support. I never thought people whom I've only known for a week will give me the strength to overcome a fear I had for my entire life. I was my own worst enemy. The negative thoughts that filled my mind was ridiculous- "what if the line breaks or what if I'm too scared to open my eyes in order to break in time;" my mind continued to wonder all the way up the first trail but I couldn't turn back. I had to conquer my fear. It was my turn. As our guide reached for my harness to connect me to the first zip line obstacle, I looked at my peers and said "I don''t know if I could do this" but, the words of encouragement that came from my fellow peers were incredible- "you can do it kem," "I'm so proud of you," "the first one is always the hardest." If it wasn't for these kind words of encouragement I'm not sure if I would have been able to make it down the initial zip line wire. The fear that I felt was that strong that I solely would not be able to talk myself into accomplishing this goal. Finally, I made my way down the zip line and as I slid across the wire I no longer felt scared because, if I did break down I knew that my peers will pick my spirit back up and get me through any difficult time that I would encounter. I did it!!! I made it through the seven zip line courses and the free fall down a cave. I was empowered. If I could do this I could do anything. I conquered my fear of heights!!