I'm not scared of heights. Keep repeating it.

Just reach for the next branch, yes, right there, that wasn't so hard now was it?

Don't look down, don't look down...

Wait I need to check my footing or I'll fall but OH MY DEAR lord that is a long way down

I don't think I want to be up here anymore why did I agree to this I'm scared I'm going to faaaalllll...

"Come on, Ali! It's not that far!"

Someone was shouting from the ground. I clung for dear life to the branch I was crouched on. I was positively terrified. Why am I up here?

... Naturally, someone bet I couldn't climb this tree to the top. Why did I take the bet...

I shut my eyes and took a deep breath.

It's okay, Alin. You're not scared. You're not bothered by the height at all. If you stop being scared, you can win the bet...

Slowly, my fear drained away. I opened my eyes tentatively and looked at the ground. Yes, that height wasn't so scary after all.

I could reach the top of this tree. And then Erin would owe me £20.


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