Climb a tree, take three: I’ll take it

Make like a tree and leave.

Earlier post: Go climb a tree

Climb a tree, take two: Failure again

A week ago, my husband dragged a ladder out to the backyard for me and stood by to take a picture of my second attempt to climb a tree (even though I already declared this task completed back in July. I decided that one didn’t count, though. It’s not easy being me, people, and I never claimed that it was).

And I failed again.

I had flashed him a scared look as I approached the ladder, but I still believed I could do it. I got to the limb I was on last time, stood up, and froze, heart pounding again. My husband had warned me the tree was wet from the rain, but when I was feeling confident, I completely disregarded it, and now in the grip of my fear, I whined, “It’s slippery.”

I climbed back down, dirty and disappointed.

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Climb a tree, take three: I’ll take it

Last night, I complained to friends about my nagging worry that I had sullied my pristine list by not really climbing a tree. We were drinking a glass of wine before going out to dinner, and they sprung into action. They found me a suitable tree and a jacket to put over my sweater, and they sent me up on my way. I think the wine helped.

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Here’s my picture of the view. This time the people really looked like ants from up there.

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View from a tree: I know it’s blurry, but I was taking it one-handed while scared in a tree.

101 things in 1001 days #12 (101 things in 1001 days): Climb to the top of a tree and take a picture of the view.

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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7 Responses to Climb a tree, take three: I’ll take it

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  2. Abby says:

    Woo Hoo! Nicely done, it totally counts. Maybe wine would help me get on a roller coaster again. Or not.

  3. Rae Hilhorst says:

    Your friends are awesome. xxx

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