35 min

Don't Look Down vernontalks - "going to the edge and back, one word at a time."

    • Personal Journals

In this podcast, I dig into the premise of the phrase "Don't Look Down" and how it applies to me and my current struggle - getting second and third degree burns on my foot and having to get a skin graft to repair the damage. I not only give eye witness testimony of what I encountered in the days following my accident, but I also discuss the mental, physical, and spiritual battle that exists with this type of injury.

What does one do when faced with pain and the unknown that we call the future? Do you give up? Do you keep climbing your mountain? Do you question yourself? Do you reflect? Do you become angry? Do you let fear creep in? Do you remain confident?

After going through a traumatic event, some people would say they are no longer the same person they were before. Some would say they are a better version of what they used to be. Some might confess to being the same person.

I know where I stand and am proud to know, when I'm nervous about being at a high, foreign elevation, all I really need to do is stare at the incredible view in front of me and not do the one thing that my body tempts me into doing - looking down. From here on out, I have to promise myself to keep my line of sight facing forward so it is easier for me to take that first step and walk.

The lesson was simple and it was there, in front of me, the entire time.


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In this podcast, I dig into the premise of the phrase "Don't Look Down" and how it applies to me and my current struggle - getting second and third degree burns on my foot and having to get a skin graft to repair the damage. I not only give eye witness testimony of what I encountered in the days following my accident, but I also discuss the mental, physical, and spiritual battle that exists with this type of injury.

What does one do when faced with pain and the unknown that we call the future? Do you give up? Do you keep climbing your mountain? Do you question yourself? Do you reflect? Do you become angry? Do you let fear creep in? Do you remain confident?

After going through a traumatic event, some people would say they are no longer the same person they were before. Some would say they are a better version of what they used to be. Some might confess to being the same person.

I know where I stand and am proud to know, when I'm nervous about being at a high, foreign elevation, all I really need to do is stare at the incredible view in front of me and not do the one thing that my body tempts me into doing - looking down. From here on out, I have to promise myself to keep my line of sight facing forward so it is easier for me to take that first step and walk.

The lesson was simple and it was there, in front of me, the entire time.


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This episode is sponsored by
· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

35 min