What are you scared of? I’m not talking about things like failure or ending up alone or dead and not being discovered until your cats have eaten your carcass and alerted neighbours in their quest for more food, I mean day to day fears. These are mine:
1 Dislocating a knee
One of my biggest fears is dislocating a knee cap. My knee caps pop out at random times due to a genetic design fault and it is the most disgusting pain I’ve ever experienced. But thankfully since I’ve been doing Spin classes regularly and strengthened my quads, a dislocation is now a rare event.
2 Overtaking trucks
Another one of my biggest fears is overtaking trucks. I mean, what’s not to love about moving into the path of oncoming traffic and having to speed up to 130km per hour to hurtle past giant road trains?! I don’t even like overtaking trucks as a passenger in a car, I usually cover my eyes and hyperventilate slightly…
When I lived in Melbourne the only country driving I did was on the Hume, which is dual carriage way. Here in WA the two country roads I use the most involve the scary kind of overtaking. In fact I believe the Great Eastern Highway is ranked one of the worst roads in Australia. Last week when I drove to Esperance for work I had to do the scary kind of overtaking all by myself.
The first overtaking involved two road trains in a row, which is a fair amount of distance to cover on the wrong side of the road. My heart was pounding in my chest and I could quite literally feel the adrenaline surging through my veins as I did it. I kind of felt like I might explode?! It was incredible. Overtaking after that was far easier.
3 Scary movies
Seeing as I’m not a teenager anymore I don’t have to pretend to be fine with watching scary movies at sleepovers. I HATE them. I literally struggled to sleep for two weeks after watching The Ring. Why anyone willingly puts themselves through being petrified and calls it ‘entertainment’ is beyond me. Even scary movie parodies freak me out. Lame but true.
What scares you?