Susan Jeffers

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A 'Feel the Fear' Story


I broke my right shoulder in January of this year. By April, I was told that it was healing properly after weeks of concern on the part of the doctors. I booked a long awaited trip to Israel, by myself, to help me transition into my single life now that I was getting divorced.

A week before the trip, X-rays showed that my shoulder was still very much broken. I was very upset. I told the doctor about my planned two week trip, and he said that Israel was a country with very good medical care, and that I could go if I wanted. I worried about the decision incessantly, but in the end I went.

I had an amazing time, visiting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, meeting wonderful people and soaking up the sunshine. It wasn't easy carrying my luggage, including a bone stimulator machine the doctor had gotten me right before I left. But I learned to ask for help, to take it slowly, and to laugh at myself. And I had a beautiful, unforgettable trip.

I didn't get truly scared until I arrived home, and wondered how to proceed with my life now that my long awaited trip was over. So, I remembered Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, and found this website, and now I feel inspired for my inward journey here at home.

Thanks for all the great work you do. I have read you for years, and you are a true inspiration.

Patricia, New York, USA