Pushing My Comfort Zone With Bouldering

Photo by Bhargava Marripati on Unsplash

My first experience with rock climbing was all the way back in middle school. I had gone to an indoor rock-climbing gym for a friend’s birthday party. I don’t remember the day too well (it was twenty years ago, after all), but the climbing itself still stands out in my memory.

I tried climbing three or four times that day. Every time, I’d get paralyzed with fear as soon as I got about ten feet…



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Benya Clark

I’m a lawyer turned writer from North Carolina. I write about sobriety, mental health, and more. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter at exploringsobriety.com.