Thursday, 24 January 2013

The Ten Day You Challenge - Eight Fears

1. Spiders
I think Craig genuinely thought I'd gone into a premature labour the other night when he heard my screams from the bathroom caused by the ugliest looking creature I've ever seen in my life! This spider was red, had massive jaws and a pointy bum which looked suspiciously like a sting. I've never seen anything like it in my life - at least not in this country! I can just about get away with the regular standard black house spiders as long as they're removed quickly but this was something else! Apparently (according to our research) it was a woodlouse or a 'hunting' spider. Shudder. Anyway, that is fear number one..
Is it weird that I've held tarantula's and not created a massive scene like the one above though? They were actually really soft and not that scary once I got used to them being there..

2. Real Life Documentaries 
I've seen too many documentaries about how people get stalked and then brutally murdered, or how children get abducted and live in a random person's basement for 18 years before being found. It scares me that they even happened somewhere in the world in the first place, so moral of the story - watch less TV?

3. Being Sick/Diseases
Yes, I realise nobody actually enjoys being sick but I've always had a weird thing about germs and getting ill. I'm not OCD but I just like to make sure everything is clean and disinfected, and as long as I have hand sanitiser with me everywhere I go, I'm usually happy!

4. Heights
Not so much inside buildings and such when you just look out the window, it's more when there's a risk of me actually falling. It really bothered me how the grand canyon never had any barriers for example, that's a LONG fall for anyone who takes a bad step!

5. Deep Water
I'm scared of drowning so really don't like being out of my depth and being dunked under water, a harsh lesson that Craig learned in the swimming baths once when I literally flicked like a drop of water at him then he retaliated by picked me up and throwing me in the water. I was hysterical and I swear the whole room went quiet as all these old ladies tutted disapprovingly at him haha. It's funny now but at the time I was distraught!

6. Bad Things Happening
I think most people have this fear, but I think I get more scared for my family and friends than I do for myself. I try not to think about this too much but I do worry about bad things happening to them

7. Horror
I really don't do well with most scary movies! I rarely watch them, and when I do it's usually because somebody else has persuaded me to!

8. Failure
I really don't like to feel like I've failed at anything. Anything I do, I try to do my best. I'm a bit of a perfectionist but I don't think it's a bad thing, at least I can look back at things like university and know that I did the best I could and not think to myself that I wish I'd put a bit more effort in.

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