Tuesday, 7 May 2013

ten things i'm afraid of

It's Day 7 of the challenge and I know what you are thinking; this is a list post and you probably think list posts are a cop out and a bit uninspiring but please read on and let me know your thoughts.


I'm afraid you will think this is a cop out!

I'm afraid of spiders! I'm afraid you will think this is a cliche but I really don't like them. I know people believe spiders in the UK don't bite but I know they do because one of the little beasts bit me! My ankle swelled so much I had to go to the doctors!

I'm afraid of stepping out of my depth in the sea because I know a shark will get me! Seeing Jaws as a small child hasn't helped. I like to feel my feet on the sea floor or I start to panic and that's not a good look!

I'm afraid of fish heads on plates. I can eat any type of fish so long as the fish isn't watching me. If I am ever served a complete fish I use the napkin as a shroud!

I'm afraid of having my hair cut. My hairdresser is afraid of cutting it.

I'm afraid of losing my teeth. I've always had these recurring dreams that my teeth fall out. Why?

I'm afraid of public speaking and no, it doesn't help to imagine your audience in just their underwear!

I'm afraid of belly buttons. I don't like to look at them or touch them, they are weird aren't they or is it just me!

I'm afraid of making mistakes. I think this stems from being a perfectionist. I've been like this for as long as I can remember but I'm trying really hard to work on this.

I'm afraid that when I get older I'm going to look back and wish I'd taken more chances, had more fun and gone on adventures.


A couple of these things I've never mentioned to anyone before so you are the first! My secrets are out! I'm going to work hard on them, although I'm sure a couple of these I don't think I will ever overcome. But I'm going to try.

Have a great Tuesday.













26 comments:

  1. Spiders was on my list too.. The sea scares me! I hate going into it, even if I can touch the bottom.. It's the thought of all the creepy things that could be in the water with me :)

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    1. I like to be able to see the bottom so I can see if there is anything in the water with me!
      Thanks for your comment Liane.

      Rachel x

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  2. I blogged about my fear of the ocean today! I think so many of us share this same fear.

    As for dreaming about your teeth falling out - been there, had that! I don't know why that dream happens to so many. I've had weirder body parts fall off in dreams...maybe I'll blog about it some time!

    That last point - looking back at life, wishing you'd done more - I'm not yet 25, and I already feel like that -.-

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    1. It's a wierd one isn't it? I haven't had dreams about other body parts though! You will definitely have to blog about that!

      Thanks for your comment Vivienne
      Rachel x

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  3. My other half is scared of belly buttons, he doesn't run away from them or anything but freaks out if my hand stays too close to his belly button and can't stand to touch them. I'm pretty sure when he was a kid he poked himself too hard in the belly button and now he doesn't like them - my theory anyway. It's a great post and so much more than just a list. Oh and FYI dreaming of teeth falling out is supposed to reflect anxieties about the way you look.

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    1. I'm glad it's not just me who doesn't like them! They give me the creeps! Thanks for your lovely comment, I'm glad you like the post. It's lovely to get good feedback. I didn't know that dreaming about teeth falling out was an anxiety about the way you look. That is an insecurity of mine.

      Thanks again
      Rachel x

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  4. I'm with you on the adventures part. I am afraid of weird things too. So it's ok.

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    1. Definitely need to have more adventures! I'm glad it's not just me!
      Thanks for your comment, Alesha.

      Have a good day
      Rachel x

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  5. OMG!! I have the losing my teeth dream too. I'm going to have to look that one up, because it's uber weird

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    1. I've been told it's supposed to reflect anxieties about the way you look, it is a wierd one!

      Thanks for your comment
      Rachel x

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  6. I have big gaps between my front teeth and I've had a lot of cosmetic dentistry done to correct it. But sometimes the bonding chips and I have to have it fixed right away, and I constantly have to be super careful to try and avoid this! I can't eat apples unless they're cut up and I have to be careful on how I bite down, even on soft stuff. One time I got a chip from drinking out of a straw! So I totally feel your pain about being afraid of my teeth falling out, I have recurring nightmares about this all the time! PS found your blog through The Challenge, and it's lovely! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for saying the blog is lovely. It's always nice to get good feedback. I'm sorry you have problems with your teeth. I had to have a brace as a child and then wisdom teeth out. I'm not surprised you have nightmares about this.

      Enjoy the rest of your day
      Rachel x

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  7. I really hate spiders, I live in the UK so my thinking has been that they don't bite over here so its all good. But now I know you have been bitten before, I am increasing my distance from those 8 legged beasts!

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  8. I know other people that have been bitten by them too! September is the worst time for them and they seem to get bigger!

    Thanks for the follow Salipa.
    Have a good day

    Rachel x

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  9. I too am afraid of spiders and losing my teeth! I have the same reoccurring dream!! Ew!

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  10. Isn't it wierd how there is quite a lot of us having the same recurring dream?

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  11. Yea, belly buttons aren't pretty. And fish heads, well,pretty unsightly so there is no need for anyone looking at them. And you have beautiful hair!
    Cortne

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    1. Belly buttons give me the shivers! Thanks for saying my hair is nice but at times it drives me mad!

      Rachel x

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  12. Belly buttons ARE weird!

    My boyfriend loves them...

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    1. Really! Which does he prefer, innies or outies, lol?

      Rachel x

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  13. i am afraid to lose my teeth too. and i am afraid to get older and regret not pursuing my life purpose

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  14. So many people have had the same fears plus a couple I hadn't heard before!

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  15. I used to be afraid of speaking in front of people, but come to find out the more you do it, the better you get at it. And you become more comfortable doing it! It's all about confidence :)

    Someone told me that dreaming about your teeth falling out is because you said something that you can't take back. But I can't tell you how true that is…

    xo
    Alisha

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  16. Thanks for your thoughts Alisha, you are right about the confidence. I don't do a lot of public speaking but I'm sure if I did it more I would get better at it.

    Have a good day
    Rachel x

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  17. The "teeth falling out" dream is supposed to be an insecurity thing isn't it? Although I've had loads of those dreams and there's never any clue as to what I'm insecure about!

    Spiders would be on my list too. If you could reason with them, or charge them rent I wouldn't mind. Like outside, that's there place and I wouldn't intrude on their web, but if they set up camp on my bookshelf, or over my bed then I have a problem with that. It's my personal space and spiders should respect that!

    Also, I really don't like belly buttons either. As far as I'm concerned my belly button is my business and no one else's (maybe expect my mum, but I don't really want her touching it either!) I don't really want to see anyone else's if i can avoid it, although it's the touching that really gets me. If my partner touches anywhere near my tummy the reaction is automatic and it's not uncommon for him to get an automatic smack around the head. I think I can probably 1 up you on this point, as I have a terrible problem with certain bellies that I'll share because I feel like you've created an atmosphere of trust: I especially hate pregnant bellies... I know! I know! I am obviously ill or demented in some way! The miracle of birth and all that, your baby is a beautiful miracle, but your stretched out bizarrely shaped bump belly button isn't.... *hides behind sofa waiting for barrage of abuse*

    I just found your blog today because of this "blog every day in may" thing (which I'd found out about this 25 days ago!) I don't know why, but I've found it fascinating learning about you even though I've never read your blog before! Sounds a bit creepy but I think it's because when people are honest about random stuff, you realise how much you have in common with the rest of the world, and you don't feel so alone.

    Sarah

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    1. This is what is good about this challenge, it makes you realise there are other people who feel like you. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It made me laugh!

      I'm glad you enjoyed reading it as I'm never sure how it is going to come across. As for the pregnant belly, I certainly wasn't wearing a crop top! Ewww, not a good look.

      Keep in touch
      Rachel x

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