|"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear."|
--- H.P. Lovecraft
I have written about this before. My fears have not really changed. I think as long as I have a child; my number one fear will not change.
I fear of something happening to my child. This fear actually kept me as an agoraphobic for about 18 months when she was a toddler. It is scary to hear about some of the things happening to children now days. My kid carries a cell phone to school, and she has never gotten in trouble with it. I have taught my kid basic self-defense moves. She has learned to be aware of her surroundings at all times. She knows to wait for me to go with her to her side of the car if there is someone in the car parked next to me. I really don't know if I could cope with losing her or worse. My heart breaks every time I hear of another child abducted or with God because of child abuse.
I have a fear of being trapped. At first I thought it was claustrophobia, but I came to the conclusion it is of being trapped. I could be in a large empty room, but if I can't get out I will have a huge panic attack. I don't even like it when a person is blocking a door. I don't take escalators or elevators unless I have to.
Birds. That flapping sound of the wings is enough to break me out into a cold sweat. I do not like birds at all. I tried facing the fear once at the zoo by feeding the lorakeets. Huge mistake. Like 5 of them
Ladders. Not so much heights, but I can't go more than two rungs on a ladder.
I have more of the common ones too like failure, being judged, not being accepted. Those I generally don't let bother me because those are nothing I can control. I have to just make the best of what I have.
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