Day 4 of the challenge and time to share with you all what i”m afraid of. Now, i don’t have a problem with the dark, i’m not scared of heights or small, enclosed spaces and i don’t have a fear of clowns, but i am afraid of silly things like spiders, snakes, butterflies, moths and other creepy crawlies.
AND i do have two major phobias:
- Thalassophobia – In short, an intense and persistent fear of the sea and other open spaces of water such as lakes, oceans and rivers. I’m not too sure when, how or why this fear started but it’s severe enough that i cannot even paddle in the sea let alone go out on a boat or ferry.
- Ornithophobia – a fear of birds or for me in particular, pigeons. I hate pigeons, i’ve been known to run through the high street like a crazy woman at the sight of one and even cross the road to avoid an encounter with one.
Of course now i’m a parent, there is one thing that scares me more than anything and that is ‘dying’ or worse still, Riley dying before me. No mother wants to outlive their child, the same as no child should be left without a mother. I know that death is inevitable and that our time here is limited but the thought of losing my son or something happening to him terrifies me. The world just isn’t a safe place for children these days and i find myself worrying all the time about the dreadful things that could happen to him.