30 Day Blog Challenge – #18 Name the Thing You are Scared of Most

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Well, aside from the obvious stuff like my kids, husband or mother getting seriously injured or – heaven forbid – killed, there are a few things that absolutely scare the bejeezus out of me.

Spiders scare the shit out of me. When I was little, my sister was bitten by one, and had an allergic reaction. She swelled up to three times her normal size, and when my mom called the doctor, he didn’t believe her. So, she threw us both into the car and drove to the doc’s office, bursting in on him and a patient. We were informed that had she been 5 minutes longer in arriving at the office, my sister could have died. The only spiders that I’m not afraid of are Daddy Longlegs, and they are fine in my book since they are not venomous and eat other spiders. (I researched the story that they are poisonous but are unable to bite humans, and found out that is strictly a myth!)

Millipedes/centipedes don’t so much scare me as they freak me out. Sorry, but anything that resembles a worm with battle armor has no business having legs!

Cockroaches are beyond disgusting. Not only are they an indication that either you – or if you live in an apartment, your neighbor – live in a pig sty, but they also must have been beamed here from another planet by aliens. I have been able to find no other reason that they are so hard to kill.

And – this one is new – apparently I’m afraid of dying. I have no idea why, but a couple of times recently, I’ve had these mini-panic attacks that are like 10 seconds long that I’ve died and am a ghost visiting my family, or that I’m dreaming that I’m alive. I know – it’s wicked weird, and I have no idea where they come from. Good thing I have an appointment with my therapist on Monday!

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Comments

  1. sstone says:

    I’m right there with you and the spider’s and roaches. Although I am terrified of snakes too. I will say, we’re in FL, and roaches are a part of life. They come and go, but doesn’t matter how clean you are, you’re always gonna have a couple:)

  2. Xmasdolly says:

    Yo Girlfriend, therapist? Come on everyone is afraid of dying for one reason or another. I am because I don’t like not knowing where I’m going, and what to aspect. Nobody knows, and I went to Catholic school all my life, and they beat it into your head that if your bad you’re going to burn in hell or worse. So who wants the worse if you know what I mean for the rest of your days! Who knows, but then they tell you God is all forgiving! SO WHY THE HELL AM I GONNA BURN I WANNA KNOW! Biggest thing for me is I don’t want to die alone. Bummer! Girlfriend I’ll tell you what. We’ll go together and neither one of us we’ll be afraid. Hand in Hand BUT I AIN’T READY YET! So, you’ll have to wait! LOL hugzzz Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Cheryl says:

      Well, the therapy is for way more than the onset of these little panic attacks, and I only see him every coupla weeks. He once asked me what I wanted to get out of our sessions, and I told him “even if it’s just a way for me to de-stress, it’s worth coming”. He is in total agreement. Trust me – I need it. Otherwise, my cast-iron frying pan would be getting an awful lot of use as something other than a pan to cook in! 😉

  3. Leann says:

    Your fear of dying is a direct result of being a mom! I don’t think it is so much death you are afraid of as it is leaving your family on their own.