I made this picture with instagram. If you are not on instagram or following me on instagram DO SO. I post my VIP pics there. Anyway, I love New York and couldn’t live anywhere else. I also just love the Empire State building. I don’t know what it is about it that makes me feel confident and secure just by looking at it. I found this picture while I was going through my closet last week. It was taken my first summer in New York back in 2002… I think. I don’t know why the camera says 98′ because I didn’t even know Ben then.
Anyway, this picture is of us at the top of the Empire State building. Little known fact Ben and I are both afraid of heights but we climbed it anyway and the worst/funniest part was we didn’t know both of us were afraid till we got to the top.
I had been begging someone to take me to the Empire State Building for weeks… to the point of being extremely annoying! Finally, Ben caved but on the way there he kept procrastinating. Finally we got there and waited in a long line. He looked very stressed but I figure it was the crowd. When we got to the top I started to freak out because I am afraid of heights but never let that get in the way of my sightseeing. Just ask my Dad… I cried all the way to the top of Ayer’s Rock in Australia. Ben told me to take a picture so we could get the hell out of there. I kept trying to take the perfect pic then Ben grabbed it took a picture and then demanded we go back to the bottom.
I cried until we were finally on the ground. When we were back on the street I asked Ben why he was so upset and he said it was because he is afraid of heights. I felt really bad that I made him go to the top but happy that I had a friend who would sight see with me even though he was nervous. He was annoyed that I kept begging him to go with me and then cried for most of the time. Sorry!!!!
So use this picture as a reminder to try, see, and do new things even when you are afraid of them. You might really like it or at least realize something about yourself and your friends that is really special.