Jessica Watson: ‘People assumed I was fearless, that couldn’t be further from the truth.’

After sailing solo around the world as a sixteen-year-old most people assume that I was a fearless kid, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

When I started sailing aged eight I was scared of just about everything, I didn’t like climbing trees, cold water or riding my bike fast. I was timid, badly dyslexic and the first time I went sailing I was terrified. And it’s only now, nearly six years after sailing around the world that I’ve had time to reflect on how I overcame those fears.

You can read the post I wrote for Mamamia about fear here.