10 things I’m afraid of
|January 21, 2019||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
Have you heard that podcast where in each episode a person details the top 10 things they are afraid of? It’s funny, enlightening, and full “ME TOO!!!” moments. I wanted to join in the fun, so here’s my version of “the 10 things I’m most afraid of”. I’m writing these down in no particular order as they come to mind, which may reveal something about my fears all on its own!
- Looking into mirrors when it’s dark. Who knows what unexpected thing I might see? I either blame this on too many “Bloody Mary” school bathroom games, my cousin telling me scary stories or….is it a survival mechanism of my unconscious brain because the MIRROR IN THE DARK *IS* ACTUALLY A PORTAL TO SOMETHING ELSE???????
- Leaving an extremity such as a hand or foot outside of the covers at night. Even worse if it’s hanging off the bed over the floor. It just seems like a prime thing for *something* to grab it. This perhaps is why I’m so heat tolerant – 34 years of sleeping under the blankets no matter what the temperature.
- A cougar attacking me from behind while I’m running.
- Having something important to say and not being listened to.
- Being t-boned at an intersection and having a really bad car accident because some other asshat isn’t paying attention and runs a stop sign or a red light.
- Being hit head on in a car accident because someone is passing on a highway and isn’t paying attention or decides to cut it really really really close.
- Getting seriously hurt or injured doing an activity that I’m totally “meh” about, that then affects the rest of my life. I’m not risk-adverse, I just want it to count. If I take a risk it’s because I REALLY WANT TO DO THE THING, and am OK with the consequences if the statistically unlikely thing happens.
- Unfamiliar dogs that are behaving in an aggressive manner that are under poor control of their owner, or are behind inadequate fences.
- That when I eventually die I will not have left an impression on this world in some way.
- That others will define me and set limits on me because of something that I am intrinsically am by biology and circumstance instead of what my actual potential is.
I want to hear yours of course. Link your blog, or put in the comments.