Aren’t fears such a funny thing? I honestly think fears and phobias are really strange! Why am I so afraid of the things I’m afraid of? What do I think is going to happen if I encounter these things? God knows. But either way, they scare the shit out of me!
So what exactly am I afraid of?
I’ve been afraid of needles for as long as I can remember, and this is the only fear of mine I wish I could completely erase! It’s honestly a huge inconvenience to my life for a few reasons: I want tattoos, I want my ears pierced, and I need a blood test.
I can just about handle vaccinations, but the thought of blood tests is way too much, and I’m trying to convince myself I could cope with getting my ears pierced – but so far, it’s not happening!
…and bugs in general.
Anything that flies, buzzes, crawls or anything of the sort just creeps me out. I don’t care that moths and flies are harmless, I don’t care that some spiders are tiny – they are all awful, and I don’t want any of them within 20 feet of me!
I am getting a little better at this the older I get, but I still much prefer to sleep with the light my essential oil diffuser or my TV on. If my boyfriend is sleeping over, I’m fine, but if I’m on my own? I’d rather have a small light on.
Sometimes I’m absolutely fine, but for some reason, I often seem to convince myself that the creepy guy from “Insidious” or “Sinister” or “The Babadook” or whatever, is going to end up in my bedroom – I don’t understand it, and it’s bloody annoying!
Now, this is a weird one for me, because I’m not 100% sure that this is an actual fear for me.
I went on a school trip in year 7 where we had the opportunity to do abseiling, high ropes, zip wires, etc, and in all fairness, yes, I was pretty scared of doing it – but in 2015, my family and I went to America and visited the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington which I agreed to go up. I wasn’t scared whilst I was up there, but I did end up feeling quite dizzy, so I had to sit down.
So I’m not 100% sure on this one, but I’ll count it anyway!
I’ve had awful experiences with dentists due to my needle phobia, so the thought of going back to a dentist makes me incredibly anxious, however, it would be nice to find a dentist who is understanding, as I would like to be okay with going!
Don’t get me wrong, I do like horror movies and I will watch them, but I would never watch them alone, and I would never watch them with someone at night if I was going to be on my own afterwards.
Horror movies always end up putting me on edge – and I know that’s what they are meant to do, but I don’t even like scrolling past the horror section on Netflix if I’m alone at night!
I’m nineteen years old and I can’t swim, which is pretty shocking, to be honest. It’s not that I can’t swim at all though, it’s just that the second I can’t touch the bottom and have the majority of my head above the water, I panic, and then I can’t swim.
I’ve had some close calls in the water where I’ve thought the water was shallower than it was – so I think my fear of water stems from there!
Are you/were you afraid of any of these things?
How did you overcome them?
Let me know – especially with needle phobias!