Hello! Welcome to 365 days of fear. We are Freya and Hannah, a married couple from the UK, and we’re taking on this challenge for 2017 in memory of Freya’s mother, who passed away January 2016.
Freya: “Mental illness meant that the last year or so of her life, she was scared. Now, to counteract the sadness I have when I remember that, I want to do things that scare me, one a day (a big feat, but I tend to bite off more than I can chew!) to not only push myself to do more with my life, but to remember her in the best way I can think of. My wife, the driving force behind a lot of my decisions (sensible and crazy) will be joining me, and I know that through it all mum would be a) telling us we were crazy and b) watching from the sidelines at everything we did, and with that knowledge I hope I could succeed in completing 365 terrifying things with my 2017.”
So why are we doing this?
- To prove that we can!
- To get out of our comfort zones
- To prove that fear won’t hold us back
- Because we want to raise courageous children in the future
- To make our days less mundane
- To live life to the full
We know we won’t manage to do something every day that is as extreme as jumping out of a plane, but this project is more about getting out of our comfort zone and getting off the sofa! Some days we know it won’t be manageable- but somedays the scariest thing you can do is getting out of bed.
All money we make this year from fundraising will go to Mind, a UK charity which supports those with mental illnesses. We have a justgiving account, and all the money we do raise we hope can go towards helping people feel a little less scared of life, and a little more excited.
Wish us luck!