Flying: Kind of a generic one really, but I really really dread flying. Not necessarily because of heights, in fact I find looking out the window and admiring the views calming. Instead, I have the fear that the plane is going to crash at any given moment, and although plane crashes are very uncommon, every minute of a plane feels like it’s going to be my last. Dramatic I know. I just have to keep telling myself that it’s the safest form of travel and to fantasise about the destination. Usually, I find travelling one of the most exciting parts of a holiday or weekend away, but not when it comes to flying whatsoever!
It probably doesn’t help that I’d never experienced flying until I was 18 years old and my first flight was to Paris, so a very short flight and therefore a smaller, more turbulent plane.
To this date I’ve only flown 3 times and have never had to endure longer than 4 hours on a plane. However, as the years go on and I (hopefully) travel further and wider, I’ll stop worrying about this very unlikely idea. It hasn’t stopped me doing anything as of yet though.
Spiders: Again, another generic one. I think this fear was learnt through classical conditioning when I was a child. I know the spider is probably more scared of me, than I am the spider – but I can’t see anything appealing about the way they look or move, plus just seeing one makes me feel sick and itchy. Pretty sure that’s common though.
Losing people close to me: Family and friends are so important to me, and I am so lucky to have some amazing people in my life. I dread the day I lose anyone close to me, as anyone would.Tomorrows challenge: If I was an animal, what would I be?