Thursday, October 9, 2008

Biggest Fears

I decided to participate in Mama's Losin' It Writers Workshop.. (The prompt was to do 10, but I didn't want to add things just to add them, I think these are all of my fears)

My biggest fears:
  • Dying. Before I have children, before I have a chance to experience more of life, and before I am old and wrinkly with my own grandchildren.
  • Losing my mother. (not even going to put the D word here) My mother is my best friend. I talk to her at least once a day (more like at least 2-3 times) We tell each other everything. I didn't have such a good relationship with her when I was growing up, but I am so fortunate I snapped out of that, she is the best. I told her when she "is lost" I am going to stuff her. (kidding!!)
  • Frogs. Yup. I said it. I used to have a really big wart (I was too scared to get it frozen off, finally I did) and had always heard warts came from touching frogs..needless to say, I am still scared of them.
  • Getting too hot. When I get hot I feel like I am going to pass out, and have passed out a time or two.
  • Being poor. We were not well off when I was growing up. At least not until my mom remarried..then--well, then we were good :) I work hard. (Except for my breaks to blog) and at times have been known to carry three jobs just to make sure I have enough money for things. (Like school..not talking about buying the latest fashions)
  • Making phone calls. I really hate calling a new place. I fear I will stumble over my words. I don't even like calling to order a pizza!
  • Changes. I am a scheduler and an organizer. I like to know what is happening when.

25 comments:

Employee No. 3699 said...

That's great that you have such a close relationship with your mother. My daughter and I are very close also.

Frogs? For me its mice.

Melissa said...

I know what you mean... I lost my mother (my best friend, confidant, support system etc..) 3 years ago, and things have never been the same!!

Great list!!

Weeksie50 said...

I hate making phone calls too..
I still have my mom make my Dr. appt. I am always afraid I will make a fool out of myself..lol

Katy Lin :) said...

:) so glad that you have a renewed relationship with your mom - it is so special and important!

i'm totally with you on the dying before ______, thing - i have quite a list!

"J" said...

I'm like you with my dad! For real! We are close! We weren't close when I was growing up and I'm so glad we are now! If it wasn't for him we wouldn't be in our lake house today! He helped us out so much!! That man knows how to do just about ANYTHING! =)

I;m with you on Dying!!! I just don't like the thought of it!!! I want to be here...for a long, long time!!! =)

Thank you for your PRAYERS for grandma!!!! XOXOXOXOXO

I'm so glad we met!!!


I'm sooooooooooooooooo HAPPY about our gas prices! Send your gas can down here and I'll fill it up for you!!!! JOSHING!!! HA!!!

Kristina P. said...

My biggest fear is losing my husband. He had a fairly dangerous job in the past, and I actually had to see a therapist for anxiety about it. Fun!

Inspired Kara said...

I'm right there with you on the loosing of the parents and the change.

Oh lord am I a list and scheduler. I don't think I have an ounce of spontanaity in me. I'm workin on it though! Especially since Caleb is super adventorous!

I realized I just spelled a million things wrong, but I don't care.

Katie said...

yep, losing my mother is one of my biggest fears. Definitely. She is my best friend and biggest supporter. I think I would be admitted to a crazy house if I lost her too soon. :(

Roxanne said...

When my grandmother passed away, my mom buried her with a telephone, something she had told her she would do since she was young. that's so sweet you're so close with your mum. Adorable blog!

Denise said...

We have a lot in common! I REALLY fear losing my mom too! She is also my best friend and we talk every day 2-3 times a day!

I also fear getting too hot! I also feel like I am going to pass out! I absolutely HATE that feeling!

I also hate making phone calls! HATE it!

CPA Mom said...

Here from Musings from Left Field...I'm afraid of being poor too...and I held FOUR jobs in college (full time college) to make it. I never want to be that poor again.

I too hate the phone...I make my hubby do all the pizza orders!

I live in Virginia...

greedygrace said...

Visiting from Mama Kat's...

I have a fear of making phone calls, too! The first time I called my husband, I got his answering machine. I hung up, wrote out the message I wanted to leave (after several drafts!), and then called back and left my scripted message!

Insane Mama said...

I seriously HATE being hot also, it freaks me out

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I am a control freak as well - I did fears also

- C - said...

Your like my long lost BEST FRIEND!! I am terrified of frogs. Like... panic attack terrified.

rachael said...

oooh, i hate making phone calls too. i always offer to buy if someone else will order just so i don't have to be the one to call!

LyndsAU said...

Some of your fears are EXACTLY like mine. Especially the first 2! I tell my mom I am going to stuff her :) ha! i enjoyed reading this!

Patrice said...

I can so relate to all of these! Except maybe frogs, but that's ok! These are very legitimate fears!

dolcechic said...

If I had to do a list, mine would look exactly like yours, and I am not exaggerating....minus the fear of frogs! I am terrified of dying before..........

my mom is my best friend, and I feel like I'm going to have a panic attack if I get too hot. Not fun!

Brandy said...

How funny I hate calling places too even the pizza places.

Rebeckah said...

This is very interesting. Dying before kids is a horrible thought. I can't even imagine life without my Mom. She is my greatest advocate and helper! She taught me how to be a mom, and even though I am not nearly as great as she is at it, I do owe her so much for instilling that in me!

Rachel said...

It hit home about relationship with your mom; I am still working on mine!

Mama's Losin' It said...

You're going to STUFF your mom!?! Freaking BRILLIANT!! I love it!

feather k said...

Kudos to you for being so candid! Definitely continue to cherish every moment with your mom. I unfortunately had to face that fear several years ago and the memories are great to have...

Ashley said...

I can relate to making phone calls. I have this overwhelming fear that people will judge me based on how I sound on the phone. To which, I think I sound like an idiot on the phone!