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?
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.
blech that spider picture gives me the willies!!
I was stuck on an elevator once so I totally get that fear!
Spiders don’t normally bother me, but one like that in the picture would definitely give me the willies.
I hate spiders too and they scare the crap out of me.