Photo & Prompt Challenge: Day 18 – Frugal Novice

Photo & Prompt Challenge: Day 18

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?

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  • LeeAnn March 24, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I’m with you on the spiders! My big fear is fire. It is somewhat irrational, but I’m always afraid my house is going to catch on fire. I check my flat iron several times every morning to make sure it is unplugged, and if we cook something on the stove or in my oven, I also check that several times after we’re done. I have had this fear since I was little and I have no clue where it came from.

  • Lisa March 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    blech that spider picture gives me the willies!!

  • blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I was stuck on an elevator once so I totally get that fear!

  • Terra Heck March 25, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Spiders don’t normally bother me, but one like that in the picture would definitely give me the willies.

  • Aline March 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I hate spiders too and they scare the crap out of me.