Thursday, 21 March 2013

#31DayMarch - Day 21: What's Your Biggest Fear?

I am such a big old scaredy cat and I'm scared of quite a few things.  My sister has actually found it quite amusing that I get scared at so much.  I get very claustrophobic in tight crowds and hate being on a crowded tube train.  A mixture of crowds and enclosed space really freaks me out.  We went out to London for the day back in January and I ended up having a small panic attack from going on the tube.  I also hate downgoing escalators.  I'm ok with ones going up, but the ones going down really freak me out.

I've always been afraid of heights, but the last few years I realised that it's more a fear of falling that I have.  If I'm on a secure surface (and can't see down and nowhere near the edge), then I'm fine being at heights.  When I went to South Africa last year, my sister got married on top of Table Mountain.  I loved being up there and looking at the view, but couldn't go anywhere near the edges.

I'm also scared of insects and bugs.  They really freak me out.  Along with spiders, that includes ants, bees, moths, beetles.  Near enough all creepy crawlies!

But, I think just like millions of mothers out there, my biggest fear is something happening to my children.  We've already had to deal with my 14 year old getting mugged, which was awful and still affects us today.  If we ever had to deal with a major illness or worse, I don't know if I could find the strength to cope with that.

Jackie. x

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