The usual things people are afraid of… Getting hit by a car, living life alone, spiders, losing one of my senses, having to pull all of the hair out the bath plug so the water can drain again, not picking the right flatmate to live with next…
It’s a funny thing, fear. As author H. P. Lovecraft so rightly said “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” In a nutshell, that’s what the future is… unknown. And that’s how it’ll always stay, no matter how hard people try to predict what’s in store for us… you’ve just got to roll with it.
#322: What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?
Travelling to a foreign country (where English isn’t widely known) by myself. I’ve never travelled alone before (as in holiday, not tube journey), as I always feel like I’d become a target what with being 5″2, female and generally a kind (some may say too kind) person.
I guess the only thing I could do is just get on with it and bite the bullet, but I think as it’s such an alien concept is always manage to convince myself not to do it. I feel like I need to find a buddy who is in the same situation – then we can ease ourselves into the single traveller lifestyle. I’ve been recommended a few websites that organise group holidays for single travellers (no, not for dating!), but the trips have always been so expensive.
#293: Tell us about the blog post you were most nervous to publish — and what it was like to set it free.
In all honesty I don’t think there has been a post that I was ‘nervous’ to publish… I wouldn’t say that they are ever risqué in the slightest, which I’m assuming is why I’ve never felt that way towards what I’ve written. I guess the only level or factor of nervousness that applies in a very minor form, is the fact that I seem to feel slight apprehension just before I click ‘Publish to chloemayward’ thinking “what if no-one likes it?”. But then again, I’m sure this is a common feeling that occurs to all bloggers once in a while.
P.s. I will be catching up with Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th’s posts tomorrow, as the wifi in Norway wasn’t the easiest thing to keep hold of/ Plus trying to write blog posts on my (crummy old) phone was near impossible. I still don’t count this as a fail because I was sent on a last minute work trip, so couldn’t write them in advance either.
#283: Do you like being scared by books, films, and surprises? Describe the sensation of being scared, and why you love it — or don’t.
Not particularly – I’ve never been the kind of person that puts themselves in situations where I know I’ll be scared to within an inch of my life. For example, Thorpe Parks Fright Nights, going to see films such as Ouija (soon to hit cinemas) or Annabelle (currently out in the UK), visiting London Dungeons… it’s never been my kind of thing. However, that said, I love roller coasters and particularly enjoy the thrill you get from rides such as Thorpe Parks Swarm & Saw, where they have a spooky story built in. I must admit, I did also enjoy films such as Saw, Final Destination (although not the airplane one – I have a problem with those as it is!), Alien vs Predator etc, so I do enjoy an element of heart racing excitement/fear. I guess it’s only the psychological thrillers I hate, as there is a possibility that it could actually happen in real life.
#9: You’re locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what’s in the room.
I don’t think I actually have one fear that is greater than another, so with that in mind, the three things I would be faced with include a giant spider (you know those really fast runner species i.e. not a tarantula – even though they are scary!), the thought of losing my family and failure. These three things terrify me the most in life, but I would think I share these with the majority of the population. I mean, who honestly likes spiders?! In all seriousness though, I’ve mentioned previously how much my family mean to me and I know that I would be completely lost without them. They’ve made me the person I am today. Plus, no one likes to fail at anything – even though some people may choose to act cool if something hadn’t gone to plan, inside they are utterly devastated and thus have the strong determination to succeed next time. It’s simply human nature!