In a couple of hours, I'm going to be on a plane to see my boyfriend. I'm writing this in between packing and straightening my hair. And also freaking out because I really do not like being on planes at all.
The thing is, I have a fear of heights. Not only that, but I do not like small or crowded spaces at all. I have to take a total of four planes to get to and from the state that I am traveling to. I've been on planes before and everything always turns out fine, but I usually end up with a couple panic attacks and shaking the entire way.
Nearly every plane I have ever been on has had a delay so that they could fix something, which is terrifying enough. Everything always turned out okay and I am very happy they stopped to fix the problem instead of giving the chance for something bad to happen. But ohmygosh, that's just scary, okay?
That I can remember, I have been on a total of seven planes. I was also on some as a baby but obviously, I don't remember that. What usually happens is on the flight to my first layover, I have all sorts of panic attacks. I calm down at the layover and I freak out on the way to the destination, but not nearly as bad. On the way home, its not nearly as big of a deal. I'm not sure why.
All I know is that its been almost two years since I've been on a plane and I would much rather drive except that I don't have a car. Or a license. Or any sense of direction. Or a crapload of gas money.
Honestly, I don't know how somebody is brave enough to be a pilot or a stewardess (is that the correct term?*). Especially when somebody told me that they had a total of five flights to do before the could go home.
I would also like to point out that spiders and storms are still way higher on the list of things that scare me. I would rather be on a plane than be in a bad storm, but I'd really just rather neither happen.
**hahahaha Like I give a shit about PC.
P.S. Since this has been posted, it means that I landed safely and everything is just fine. You can follow my twitter (@whenalionsleeps) for any extra updates, most likely complaints while at the airport. I know I haven't replied to comments or commented back or anything yet, but I plan to catch up on Sunday since I will have nothing else to do that day.
P.S. #2 I was told, that statistically, if you were on a plane from the time you were born, you would have to be 80 before an incident actually occurred. Not really sure how true that is but it makes me feel better. Well, that, and being on land.
P.S. #3 It is now a total of nine planes that I can remember being on and damnit, Wolfy, I cannot type if you are tickling me.