Hi. I’m Kathy, head hodophobe at From Fear to There and author of a book by the same name. I spent 20 years in mental health practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and I’m currently an online college instructor. It’s the perfect job for me, since I can do my work anytime, anywhere.
I’ve always loved to travel, but it often made me nervous too. Whenever I ventured into the unknown, I imagined the worst. I handled my fears the same way most people do. I avoided. And when I did, I missed out.
Fortunately, I had lots of opportunities for learning how to conquer fear. Working with anxious clients motivated me to learn all I could about effective treatments, and whatever I learned, I used to help myself too.
Circumstances, or fate, or whatever IT is, also worked in my favor. I had experiences that helped me see how important it is to choose wisely how to spend my time and other resources. “Avoided Life Because she was Afraid” is not something I want on my tombstone!