Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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?

1 comment:

  1. Interesting!
    On one hand, I like the dark, but on the other hand, I've felt like you before, even without the threat of wild animals. Humans are wild animals enough at times to scare me!!

    So along that thought, I'm not afraid of humans, but I generally do not trust them (most of them, that is).

    Other fears - I hate flying and will avoid it at all costs. It stems from my very real nightmares of an airplane falling from the sky in flames and seeing the people fall out of it. I do believe in the reality of some dreams, and so this (flying) remains a fear of mine, though I've done it before and I know I'll do it again.

    Tornados. That's another lifelong fear. Not so much in November (like yesterday - it was more a novelty), but during the early spring and summer months. I'm petrified when the threat is real and the sirens are going. Again, it comes from a lifelong dream (tornado dreams) and probably stems from early childhood. My Mom has always been really afraid of storms (she had an Uncle who died by being struck by lightening while standing in a doorway), and no doubt her fear wore off on me early on.

    Interesting topic.


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