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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

My Silly Fears

It's October, which means Halloween is coming up at the end of the month. Halloween is 50% awesome and 50% the worst day of the year. Being scared is on the brain regardless of if you like it or not.

It's 50% awesome because I love dressing up in costumes. I have since I was a little kid... one year I wore five costumes! I'm sure you remember my incredibly sexy, revealing Halloween costume from last year (ha!). I also love eating candy! Everyone says they have a sweet tooth, but I think if I could get away with it I would eat nothing but sweets all day. I really love Oreo cookies these days for some reason. So between dressing up in costume and eating sweets, Halloween is awesome.

However... it's also 50% the worst day of the year because I get scared easily! I'm terrified of ancient Egyptian art (that's such a weird thing, but definitely a phobia), spiders, decay (zombies are horrifying), mummies, epidemics and loud noises. I'm mildly afraid of the dark, spooky noises in the dark, and skeletons. I'm also scared of getting scared, which I realise is a stupid fear.  There's a pattern here now that I've written them all out: I'm afraid of symbols of death and disease.

While I have a lot of silly fears that I just listed above, I think the most important thing about dealing with things that are scary in normal life... sickness, losing someone, accidents, current events, etc., is putting them in context. It's easy to let fear control your decisions. But if you think about things as rationally as you can, it's the easiest way to get through the day.  There's no reason to allow things that could not actually harm you frighten you... which is exactly why most of my fears listed above are very silly.

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