Conquering Fears…

A little thing…

Wednesday night’s trip to London to see Thumpasaurus? The easiest way there to the venue was to get the train in to St Pancras and then get to Oxford Circus from there. Since 2006, I can count on one hand the number of times I have taken the Tube.

I have avoided it like the plague for all these years.

Back in June, having gone to the wrong part of London entirely for a Warm Digits gig…I still ended up taking a bus to the venue, having just travelled the Tube to get to, what was, the wrong location. I couldn’t face going back on.

On Wednesday night things started to feel different. I initially avoided the escalators…but once in the Underground section of Kings Cross station, escalators are hard to avoid.

They still gave me that sense of foreboding, but I mastered every ride.

By the end of the night, I even had a little dance on one! I think I can safely say that although my fear is still there, it has been subdued and conquered!


London is now properly open to me once more. No more looking at Google maps checking A to B, walking distances…bus routes, etc, etc.