Hudson Yards + The Vessel = Conquering Fears

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If you ever find yourself in New York City, you have to check out The Vessel at The Hudson Yards. I promise you will not be disappointed!

For starters, The Vessel is a 200 Million Dollar Art Installation, that has about 2,500 steps, and very daring views of New York City. But serves absolutely no purpose!

It’s just an art installation.

But to me, it’s a bit more than that. The Vessel was a Bucket List item, and the first time I’ve ever confronted fear head-on!

To give you a little back story, I use to be deathly afraid of heights, and one day in May, I decided that I no longer wanted to be afraid of anything anymore. So I booked two tickets to The Vessel (which are free) and decided that I was going to climb to the top and take a selfie. (Which became Bucket List Item Number 17.)

Fear is a poison, and I’m going to cleanse mine!

The night before my visit, I could barely sleep. All I kept thinking about, was how crazy I had to be to commit to this.

The day was May 9th, 2019, when I climbed to the top of the Vessel.

Each step and flight meant something to me. It meant that I was breaking free from the constraints of fear.

But it wasn’t until I was three flights away from the top, that my fear started to hit me. My legs were shaky and my heart was racing, but I kept on pushing!

(Oh, and if you’re wondering, there is an elevator that can take you straight to the top. But that would’ve been cheating to me. I wanted to grapple with and confront my fear. I wanted to face it head-on!)

You Understand What You Confront!

When I finally made it to the top, I was frozen in fear. But I made it! And I managed to stay at the top until I was comfortable enough to take my selfie! 

And while standing at the very top, taking in the views, I realized that,

When You’re Not Afraid to Die, You’re No Longer Afraid To Live!

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