I few years ago my good friend Eric Heistand took me out for my second climb ever. We climbed this: The Third Flatiron (brought to you by Google Maps).
My first repel was the 300 foot drop of the back of this giant granite finger. As I prepared to swing my weight into the repel and trust the rope for the first time, I thought to myself, "It probably wouldn't do to just burst into tears right now." I was a little scared. But with Eric's encouragement, I did it.
Climbing with Eric helped prepare me for moving to Boston. Sometimes you just have to move out, even when your scared.