I have a bad habit of underselling my abilities. I tend to think less of myself than I should, and I don’t mean in a “I’m useless and worthless” kind of way, but rather in the sense that I don’t always have faith I can do things…I tend to think I’m less capable than I really am. A couple of months ago, my sister and I went up to Pilot Mountain to do some hiking, which you can read about here, and I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to do it. I’m not in the best shape in the world, which I’ve also talked about extensively here, and frankly — neither is she. However, we took our time and walked/climbed at our own pace, and made it all the way around the top of Pilot Mountain and back down again, both in one piece and no worse for the wear. I think the reason I tend to sell myself short — not a pun on my height, I swear — is because I’m extremely risk averse and don’t like doing things unless I know with 100% certainty beforehand that nothing can or will go wrong. As a result, I don’t try new things or foods or experiences all that often because I’d much rather stick with what I know. I find, the rare instances I step outside of that comfort zone, that I’m more capable than I think.