Today’s Challenge: Something you’re afraid of
• Flying. I’ve flown many times in the past, and plan to again in the future (I’ve written about that in my “10 Things About Me” post – it’s #6 on my list). Brian has tried to take the intellectual route and explain how aerodynamics work, but it’s the irrational side of me that’s worried so that didn’t help. I know we’ll plan trips in the future that require flying – I want the boys to have the experience of traveling to interesting places, plus I know I need to just get over it!
• Elevators. More specifically, getting stuck in an elevator. I’ve never even had it happen, but I still get nervous every time I ride in one, even just between two floors. I used to avoid them at all costs; now I’ll ride in them but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Oddly enough, I’m not scared of glass elevators at all. I guess I worry about getting stuck in a regular elevator and no one knowing I’m there.
• Spiders. I feel like that’s such a stereotypical fear! I never can tell which spiders are harmless and which are poisonous, so I just avoid them all. Once (this was years ago, mind you) I saw something black and fuzzy on our desk. I reached over to pick it up, and it MOVED – it was a spider, of course. I trapped it under a glass for Brian to deal with when he got home, and to this day I’m a little over-cautious when it comes to fuzz. :)
What are your fears?