List Love Book Club: The Neverending List.

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List things that freak you out

I don't even know how to approach listing all of my multiple irrational fears. I slept with my light on until I was about oh, 21 years old. True story. Just ask my college roomates.

But if I had to distill it all down to my major fears I would list:

  1. Heights: This includes high places, flying in planes and also being over deep water (I consider deep water to be a height).
  2. Death: I constantly worry about bad things happening to the ones I love. I am a gold medal worrier.
  3. Pool Drains
  4. Open Water: I like swimming as long as the water is less than 14 feet deep and I can see everything that is going on. Ideal swimming locations for me include pools less than 14 feet deep with limited amounts of drains (so I can avoid them) and very clear lakes and oceans. Essentially I should only be swimming in Hawaii and the CAribbean and the local YWCA.
  5. Spiders: This surprisingly is only a mild fear.
  6. Racoons and other animals I feel might attack me unprovoked.
  7. Anything and everything.

I also thought I'd break protocol and talk about the things I don't fear to make myself feel better! So... I do not fear.

  1. Public speaking: I like talking. Getting to talk to multiple people at the same time is extra fun.
  2. Dancing: I am a good dancer. The end.
  3. Embarrassment: Embarrassing events are my destiny. I don't fear them.
  4. Math: I make budgets spreadsheets for fun. I am totally serious.
  5. Taxes: Every year I feel triumphant as I save money by doing them myself.
  6. Legal Documents: I have filled out more immigration and adoption paperwork than you can imagine. Throw your bureaucracy at me. I will SURVIVE!

How about you? What do you fear? What are you brave about? I've go the link today!

Posted on August 2, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.