We’re told to be strong, to overcome our worries and fears but let me tell you this. When I come across a spider that’s the size of a penny, I freak the hell out. I definitely think I suffer from Arachnophobia but then I don’t like anything that crawls or moves much either…
Fears are what make us human. Some choose to overcome it, some choose to let it take over their lives and some, well they just deal with it. I thought I’d list my fears and what scares me. Perhaps you’ll find something that’s relatable!
I think in the back of everyone’s minds is this inevitable thing that’s going to happen to all of us. For some it happens too soon whilst others live a long and fruitful life. In the end though, no amount of status or wealth can buy you forever so I suppose we just have to accept it and live our lives to the fullest.
With all the terrorism that our nation has endured this year – and I thought 2017 was going to be a good one – I’d be lying if I said I had no problem living in London. I’ve realised that when I’m in a popular or crowded area of London, I start to get paranoid, watching everyone and anyone in my vicinity. It’s only natural and if anything, it’s great that we are being more vigilant. We are certainly living through some scary times but terrorism never accomplishes what it wants to achieve and each attack has only made us stronger as communities and as a nation.
Experiencing this first hand made me realise that dementia is such a scary illness. It’s slower and more painful to watch someone you love or are close to, lose themselves, to not recognise someone whom they’ve been married to for decades, not acknowledge them as they walk into the room. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy and hopefully, like cancer, we’ll find the drugs or the cure to beat this soul-destroying illness.
I think we all feel it at some point in our lives and that’s regret. Regret that we didn’t do something or that specific thing you wanted to do, has not yet been done. I think within our highly competitive world, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to stick to the status quo, or to not do something because money or other people’s views got in the way. Try not to regret too much, especially the big stuff.
What scares you? Let me know in the comments below.