I’m sure each and every one of you have a fear of something, no matter how big or small! I have many..
Moths, spiders, bees, beetles, grasshoppers you name it! They literally give me the creaps. I revert into a small girl and just want my Mum to save me. If you are friends with me on facebook you will know I was faced with a ginormous Grasshopper in our bedroom and there was only Scarlett and I in the house. I phoned James and he said he couldn’t leave work just to get a Grasshopper, he would sort it when he got home. That wasn’t until like 5pm! Scarlett was due a nap soon and there was no way I was letting her sleep in the room with a Grasshopper!! So I phoned my Mum. She (along with my sisters) just laughed down the phone at me! She stayed on the phone and talked me through getting rid of the Grasshopper. I was terrified of going anywhere near it and I made the silly mistake of reading up on them!! I was nearly in tears down the phone to my Mum and I went so tense my body ached after.
I think its the whole flapping thing that I don’t like! They make me panic. Imagine me flapping just like the bird!! What a lovely thought.. Obviously I don’t come into contact too much with this fear unless they fly quite low but I may just let out a little squeal.
I don’t know what it is or why it is but I have a massive fear of sick. I don’t know whether its a fear of me being sick or others but I just panic if I feel sick or if someone says they feel sick! My fear has got a lot better since working with children but I still tense up and shake if I feel sick. When faced with other people being unexpectedly sick I am able to cope but if I’m left to think about them being sick I panic.
All of the above are things that I most definitely do not want to pass onto Scarlett so it is time to face my fears! I’m also going to experience at least 2 of the above now that I am a parent and as a parent it is my job to protect her.
So from this day forward I aim to silently fear the above things. If I am faced with an insect I shall either move away or if this is not possible I will try my best to move the insect away. If a bird flies too low I shall simply duck or move out of its way, what is the likely hood of it flapping near me anyway? If I feel sick I shall just take myself away from Scarlett so she doesn’t see my fear and if someone else feels sick I shall just leave them too it, it doesn’t affect my life does it?!
Hopefully facing my fears will be just as easy as writing this post, won’t it?!
What is your biggest fear and how do you cope with it?