As I am participating in NaBloPoMo I figured I should do a couple of the writing prompts, no I haven't run out of pictures....yet. The writing prompt from yesterday was about facing and overcoming your fears.
I think that fear is a natural part of life, and overcoming that fear is important. I have fears that I know I will never overcome, but that doesn't stop me from trying. One of my biggest fears, and yes you are going to laugh at me is the dark. It always has been ever since I was a little girl. I know that it is irrational but there it is. My heart beat picks up and the hair on the back of my neck stands up.
I know rationally that there is nothing out there, but it's not the rational part of me that gets worked up instead it is my overactive imagination that does it to me.
Now that all being said I sleep in the dark and I have no problem with dark places, but when I am outside and it's pitch black dark (no house lights on) I don't like walking from my car to my house. It's just a bit creepy. I've lived town for a short period of time and it was worse then.... I do live in the middle of nowhere and we do have large animals that are around. That would be my justification for a being a scaredy cat.
When this happens I challenge myself to walk, to resist giving in to the feeling. To just take a deep breath and get over it.
What is your fear? Have you overcome it yet?