Day 7: The thing(s) you're most afraid of
Some people are afraid of clowns or heights. Some even of blind dates and getting their eyebrows waxed. Thankfully, not me.
Instead, I'm afraid of odd things.
Things like getting stung by a poisonous bug and dying within 30 seconds.
Things like choking and having nobody around to do the Heimlich.
And while my biggest fear of all-time will go unnamed here (call me superstitious, but writing about it scares me enough), even that still exists.
As I look over this list, I realize what a scaredy cat I really am. The majority, if not all, of those things are outside of my control. I've learned to cope with several of them, and some I'm still working on. But, I definitely have my struggles from time to time.
For instance, one day the thought popped into my head that I may be allergic to peanuts, shrimp and strawberries. This is crazy because these three items are three of my favorite foods ever. And yet, for almost the past 18 months I haven't eaten them and have avoided them at all costs. I've never had an allergic reaction to any of them, and still these fearful thoughts exist in my head. See what I mean?
I like to think it takes a brave person to admit when they are afraid. They are admitting to something rather than pushing it under the rug. They are examining and they are challenging themselves. And thus, this list has done so for me.
In reality, I really have nothing to fear because I have Someone on my side who suppresses those ugly thoughts and makes them disappear. I'm trying to remind myself of that more and more as each day passes.
Are you afraid of anything like I am?