Things I’m scared of

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:

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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?

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13 Responses to Things I’m scared of

  1. Raluca says:

    The part with dying alone eaten by cats haha…I say that all the time!

    Overtaking trucks as well…I remember once at home when I was stuck between this barrier separating lanes (separating us from the cars that come from the other side) and a truck. I am pretty sure I did not breathe while this happened! And afterwards my legs were shaking so I was afraid I won’t be able to use the pedals properly lol!

    And horror movies too! I have not even seen the Ring! If something is even remotely scary (like Criminal Minds) I have to think about it for ages and I am afraid to even move in my bed in the dark!

    I can’t believe you wrote exactly about those things!! xx

    • Bec says:

      Haha even I can make it through an episode of Criminal minds!!!
      Driving related fears are scary because often it’s when you panic and try to stop that you run into trouble. It’s one of those situations where you just have to keep calm even though that seems utterly impossible xx

  2. Not having enough food at work to get me through the day hahahaha also having the sudden urge to vomit, and i am on public transport. It hasn’t happened yet, but by golly if it ever happens…I will never take public transport ever again!

    • Bec says:

      A friend of mine once fainted, came to and vomited on a train. It certainly didn’t sound like much fun! I also fear hunger haha.

      • oh god……………..nightmares!

      • TJM says:

        I can not believe you wrote this!!! Second most mortifying moment of my life (I’m not telling you the first!) One very kind lady helped me after this incident- the rest moved as far away as they could (around 30cms) and stared at me like I’d just injected drugs in front of them. Not fun- but at least I’m not afraid of it anymore!

  3. Oh, and I love scary movies. Being scared is one of my favourite things – I don’t know why. I really can’t explain it haha!

  4. Kaz says:

    Oh god I regret that I was talked into watching The Ring…five years later it still freaks me out! Bloody Samara. I hate horror movies so I’m not sure why I agreed to watch it.

    On a related note I’m not a fan of the dark due to still being freaked out by scary movies I have seen.

    Sharks…have had a phobia since the age of 4 due to an older child putting Jaws on when we were at a barbecue once (unbeknownst to the adults). Ugh.

    • Bec says:

      I’m not a huge fan of the dark either, and when I’m in bed and it’s windy I swear I can hear someone rifling through our things downstairs… Or out in the courtyard. Haha good luck sleeping tonight!

  5. mils says:

    Being buried alive. I think that it’s fairly safe to say this is pretty unlikely to happen. But then.. you never know :p

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