Tuesday, May 7, 2013

'Fraidy cat.

Day 7: The thing(s) you're most afraid of.

I daresay that a better question would be "what are you NOT afraid of," as the list would probably be much shorter. Hmm.

It is not a giant secret that I am generally a big ol' 'fraidy cat. I am, as a rule, a jumpy, nervous, scared, anxiety-ridden worrier.  (Yet another character flaw.) In certain circumstances and situations, I am independent and a Big Girl, but that is usually not the case. 

In the interest of time, here is a short, off-the-top-of-my-head, list of things I can remember being afraid of at one time or am currently afraid of (points if you can guess old fears vs. new ones... you'd be surprised! ha):
  • The dark
  • Being murdered
  • My family being murdered
  • Silence
  • Our house burning down
  • Robbers
  • Spiders
  • Bugs in general
  • Getting in a car accident
  • My Peter Rabbit sheets when I was a toddler (explain that one)
  • Scary movies (this includes movies that are not considered "scary" by most standards)
  • Getting caught lying
  • Getting in trouble
  • Failure
  • Public speaking
  • Being put on-the-spot
  • Not knowing the answer
  • Unknown numbers calling me
  • The bottom step of the basement stairs
  • Monsters under my bed (yes, really)
  • Thunder & lightening
I could go on and on. In addition to being scared of a number of mundane things, I am also the person who gasps constantly in the car (drives C insane) when other cars are coming too close (or not) and lets out a small shriek when doors slam.

Do not get me started on what happens when there is a spider in the house. It ain't pretty.

What are you afraid of? Physical things, or mental / emotional things? I clearly have a mix of both...



Heather said...

Oh yes, I have definite fears :-) Mainly they are related to my family getting hurt, and I try not to think about those things :-) Public speaking is another one, but that was only presentations during high school and college, when I was in a work environment no issues - weird - maybe because I was getting paid!

Caitlin C. said...

Reason #1 I clicked this link is because it had "cat" in the title ;) I'm ok with monsters under the bed but I still think there are monsters when I turn out all the lights at home and run upstairs! QUICK! Run before the bad guys get you!