I recently got back from a trip to Los Angeles. It was an eye opener. It might've been the Pacific Coast air & staying so close to the ocean. Maybe it's the locals with their laid back attitude. Perhaps it may even be the warm weather.
Not being able to fly after 23 years was a huge step, maybe I subconsciously had a fear of flying. Right after takeoff though, I was completely normal! Excited to see the different areas we were flying over, I couldn't keep my eyes out of the window!