I'm curious to know - What scares you in life?
For me, my list spans a lifetime and goes on and on and on and... yeah, you get the drift.
Mostly it is the things I have no control over that scare me the most. You know, ghosts, intruders, disease, accidents, terrorism, war, tsunamis etc that scare me.
Do you know there was this time in my life where I was literally petrified of tsunamis and I was convinced it was how I was going to die.
I Googled the crap out of them - What were the chances of them happening where I live? Where and when did they last occur in my area? I even had an escape route mapped out for how I would get my family to safety and my plans included an elaborate set up of belts holding us all together so that no one got swept away when the water came gushing through.
I freaked my friends out with this too (sorry Nerilee, Sarah and Charmaine), and I obsessed over them to the point I had nightmares - frequently.
Admittedly this fear came about after watching Deep Impact, and then I went into total overdrive after the Boxing day tsunamis. I even considered moving us up into the hills and digging a waterproof bunker...
I DREW UP PLANS PEOPLE!!!!
These days the things that scare me most aren't the tsunamis (I'm over that now), ghosts (seen one and I survived) or even intruders (I will protect myself in any way I can). Nope I am more scared of the things I have zilch control over - like illness or an accident or something awful happening (God Forbid) to my family and of course, all this latest terror threat literally scares the crap out of me.
Don't even get me started on what I do if I ring my husband and he doesn't answer the phone.
Fear takes my mind to the worst possible places.
I'm afraid of crowds - true!
The thought of going to the Easter Show or a concert or large event makes me break out into a sweat... although I do go, for my kid's sake and usually, when I am there I am totally fine.
What's that spot on my son's neck..... I don't know but it MUST be bad.
Dooms day you say? AGAIN??? Oh Shit!
See what I mean?
It is the thinking or over thinking in my case, that scares me the most.
After 40 years I have finally come to the realisation that my mind is my number one enemy and it is what feeds my sometimes completely irrational fear.
So how does one overcome the fear of your own mind?
Hmmm. I have no answer for that one.
What about you? What scares you the most in life?
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