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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!... 10 Day Challenge


I'm linking up today with Lauren and Tiffany for their 10 Day Challenge... today's topic is fears.  Everyone  has fears... some rational and some completely irrational.  I have plenty of irrational fears {and a few rational ones} but today I'm going to share eight of my biggest fears.

1. Falling
I’m not terrified of heights; it’s the falling from heights that terrifies me.  If I’m in a building looking out, I love the views.  But put me on an open balcony or the top of a parking garage near the edge, and I scared to death.  My hubby thinks it’s funny to pretend to jump off just to see me freak out… meanie.

2. Death
Who isn’t scared of death?  It’s so final and there is just so much unknown.  And it’s not just my own death, but the death of anyone who is close to me.  I don’t want to have to live life without Justin, my parents, my siblings, my extended family, my friends…

3. Children
I’m not actually afraid of children… I love kids!  I’m afraid that when my husband and I decide to have children, that we may not be able to get pregnant… or that once we get pregnant, the child is not healthy.  I know that we would love that child no matter what, but I don’t want my child to have to deal with adversity at such a young age.

4. Intruder
I watch too many criminal shows {CSI, Law and Order, etc} and hear too many bad news stories.  If I hear a noise in the middle of the night, I immediately assume someone is in the house.  Of course, it’s always just the cat.

5. Failure
I’m a perfectionist.  Always have been, probably always will be – and as such, I have an unnatural fear of failure.

6. Accidents
This is probably irrational now, but when I was living alone… not so much.  I was always afraid that something was going to happen to me {ie. pass out, fall, bust open my head, heart attack, stroke… I know, extreme} and no one would ever know about it because I lived alone and didn’t have anyone who would eventually come home and find me.  I'm definitely getting Life Alert when I'm older!

7. Bad Weather
Thunderstorms and tornadoes are the worst.  When a thunderstorm comes rolling through, I always worry.  I think it is the thought of the weather getting worse that scares me, but either way, I hate storms.  And my mother always used to have nightmares where her kids would be swept away by a tornado… and then she would tell us about it!

8. Dentist
I have a huge fear of dentists.  I don't know why... I just do.  Going to the dentist causes me to have small panic attacks.  I've never really had a bad experience at the dentist, in fact, my last dentist was amazing!  But I probably won't ever be comfortable going to the dentist.


So what are you afraid of?

4 comments:

Sippy Cups and Pearls

I've seen lots o people put dentist down! lol. must be a bigger fear than some people think! Just found ya from the challenge link up party! woot woot!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren

I also am not afraid of heights, but would not want to be falling! My fear of children stems off (as a nurse) knowing way too much of all the bad things that can happen and all the crazy changes your body makes haha. Thanks for linking up!

Tiffany

Aww the dentist :( Just find a good hygienist and you'll be fine :D Kids is one of my fears too--in all aspects. Thanks so much for linking up!

Kaitlynn Jansen

My biggest fear is outliving my child. I never want to go through that pain of having to bury someone that I brought into this world.

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