Ever since a close family friend had died in 9/11 I developed an irrational fear of flying and became an avid road tripper. After years of therapy I'm finally taking my first flight! I just needed to tell someone about my accomplishment!

Congrats this is awesome. I've developed an irrational fear of flying, and I have a job that requires a lot of travel, most of which is much more efficient in a plane. I used to fly and didn't like it, but in the past couple years I've started avoiding it like the plague. My anxiety about flying is mostly due to turbulence, and literally having anxiety about potentially getting anxiety and having a panic attack on an airplane (I've never had a panic attack). I realize it's very irrational, but unfortunately that's how anxiety can be. People always say turbulence isn't dangerous which is annoying. I'm well aware it's not dangerous. This isn't a rational fear. As I was driving home today on a 7 hour journey from a meeting I was thinking I really need to get some therapy. Congrats again for you taking the bull by the horns.

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