Trapeze class and conquering my fear.

Sometimes you just have to face you fears head on to conquer them, and that was the case with me and this trapeze class.

I was probably the worst at gymnastics in my class at school, and I especially remember one incidence with the rings that you are suppose to swing yourself around in, and my gym teacher determined not to let me fail, which ended with a queue of kids piling up behind me and a lot of giggling. Don’t really remember being more embarrassed of my lack of athletic skills and my apparently very heavy bum.

So a few years ago when I saw they were putting up the trapeze at a nearby park, I was so excited as I love all things circusy and was really looking forward to be able to watch. I then realised that it was a trapeze school, and my immediate thought was “I wish I would do that”. After a few days of thinking about it, and then started thinking “why can’t I do that?”, and when my brain couldn’t really give me anything but bad excuses, I signed up for a class online.

I was sooo nervous when the day came, and changed my mind a million times before going, but I did go, and I was so happy that I did. I am not saying that I miraculously was able to do what I couldn’t when I was a child, just the opposite and I was still the worst in the class. But after me not even being able to hold on the bar the first 2 attempts, and everyone else being able to from first try, I eventually managed to hang on and realised that like everything in life you don’t get right away, it just requires practise.

So even though I didn’t learned to do any tricks and essentially just swung around in the air that day, I did manage to conquer a childhood trauma and to show myself that you don’t die from things that scare you, just the opposite.

If you are interested in signing up for a trapeze classe, visit the Gorilla Circus webpage
I can highly recommend, as the instructors where the nicest people and so incredibly helpful and encouraging.