Justin Cox

Behind the Photo

Years ago I ran towards a ledge and jumped. I plunged forty-five feet into the water below. Then I blacked out.

We’re told to face our fears from a young age. While in the Bahamas, I took that advice to heart and attempted to conquer a fear of heights. I jumped off the cliff and passed out. My fear wasn’t overcome, it intensified.

I failed to face my fear.