In March I will be attending a conference for work in Miami. I am super excited to go but there are two things about this trip that are giving me anxiety and both have to do with airplane travel. The first is that at 28 years old I have never flown. Ever. I think it is the fear of the unknown that makes me the most nervous but also the fact that I will be flying without Brent and Madelynn adds to my anxiety.
The second is that I have heard horror stories about airlines kicking people off planes because they are overweight or charging them for an extra seat. My anxiety about this got so bad last week that I went online and actually read about the width of airline seats, policies, etc. I then got my measuring tape out and measured how wide the seats of an airplane are and trying to see if I would fit. Brent saw me doing all of this and asked me what was going on. I lost it. I sobbed and told him that not only was I scared to fly but I was scared they wouldn't let me on the plane because I was too fat. I think what made me the most upset is that I let myself get to a point where my weight can truly hold me back.
Brent tried to calm my fears and it was his idea to write a blog post about it. I do feel a little better about it but I am still stressing about flying. I have made a significant change in my body and it will crush me if I am not allowed to fly because of my weight. In the end, all I can do is keep progressing in a positive direction and leave it to God.
If anyone has any feedback regarding flying that can calm my fears it would be greatly appreciated.
Until next time,