#Bloganuary Jan 15 – Conquering a fear #wordpress

As I contemplated a response to today’s #Bloganuary prompt – a fear I’ve conquered – my dislikes, aversions, anxieties, and avoidances came readily to mind.


This is my short list:

  • Snakes
  • Arachnids
  • Insects – crawling and flying – bugs in general
  • Social gatherings
  • Airline travel
  • Heights
  • Summer heat
  • Checking in and out of hotels/motels
  • Waiting in lines
  • Everything related to medical and health issues and procedures
  • Dealing with employees in financial institutions
  • Shopping in person

I didn’t include foods on this list, because the list would become unwieldy.

Determined Woman – © Can Stock Photo / lkeskinen

I’m claustrophobic in certain situations, but it’s never reached conquer level. I’ve always been able to manage it.

When I was a kid, I was afraid of the dark, but only inside (as in the house). A nightlight mostly alleviated that anxiety. It was probably related to my claustrophobia, since I had no trouble being outside in the dark. Darkness never reached the level of a fear to conquer.

I’m certainly not fearless. On any given day, there are situations that temporarily scare the bejeebers out of me, but I’ve never experienced a fear so crippling that it had to be conquered.

Until next time,
Kaye Spencer
writing through history one romance upon a time

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