Regardless of how brave we may consider ourselves to be, the truth is, we’re all a little afraid of something. Be it spiders or snakes, aeroplanes or elevators, bright lights or complete darkness, failure or success, death itself or even just an unlived life, the truth is we all have our fears. For me, there is a clear top three:

1. Drowning

For those of you who already know my oceanic abilities, this one pretty much explains itself. Strangely enough though, I don’t even have to be anywhere near the water for this one to come into play. In fact, even just a well acted movie scene is enough to send shivers down my spine.

Maybe not as much as a big giant wave does, but let’s be honest, it’s a very rare occassion that I’m ever out far enough for a wave to be of a drownable size. After all, I’m one of those really brave girls that just wade in the water near where the toddlers swim, remember?

2. Choking

Given my extreme love of food and the fact that I am constantly eating something, this is probably the most likely of the three to occur. It started around the time that a terrible case of reflux made it almost impossible to swallow even a glass of water and as it would seem, the fear never really went away. Don’t worry though, it hasn’t managed to slow down the eating habits. Not even in the slightest.

3. Those giant mosquito bugs that clearly descended from the Pterodactyl

Just between you and me, this would definately be the worst of the three. There is just something about them that makes me completely lose my mind whenever there is one in sight and yes, I’m well aware that it’s a little irrational as far as fears go, but it is completely out of my control. They absolutely terrify me.

I understand that the chances of being bitten by this Dinosaur-like mosquito are actually rather slim and I also understand that the chances of then catching Malaria from such a bite are even slimmer, but that doesn’t seem to stop me from screaming like a little girl whenever there is one of my little flying friends in sight. Like I said, it’s extremely irrational.

Then again though, maybe not. If there really are people out there suffering from ‘Anatidaephobia – a pervasive, irrational fear that they are being watched by a duck’ then I would have to say that my fear of being bitten by a ‘flying Dinosaur-like mosquito’ is probably not that irrational after all.

 

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