Happy Wednesday, friends!
It’s another edition of LET’S LOOK!
If you don’t know what this is, once a month, Erika and I do a little link up where we “look” at different aspects of our lives (and then if you blog, you share and link up too!). We have been doing this little linky party for years now, and it’s always one of my favorite posts each month because most of the topics are YOUR suggestions!
So far in 2023, here’s what we’ve “looked at”…
And today, we’re LOOKING AT OUR BIGGEST FEARS.
Just to be clear, I think there is a huge difference between true anxiety and a silly irrational fear. I am going to be addressing today’s post from the perspective of my own “silly irrational fears”. If you are someone who has true anxiety over one of my silly irrational fears, please know, that I’m not making light of YOUR perspective. Okay? Also, I gave myself about three minutes to think over this topic and came up with a few, then at dinner on Sunday night, I asked my family if they thought I had any fears and this is a transcript of that conversation:
Andrew: You’re not afraid of anything, you’re just weird.
Smith: Oh yeah, you’re just weird.
Kensington: (Starts naming things immediately)
Andrew, Smith, Ashby and Madeley also start naming them immediately.
Andrew: Yeah, you’re just weird.
(Side note: These are the people who are supposed to love me most in life just in case anyone has forgotten…)
So, here we go:
1: OPENING MY TOILET LID AND FINDING A SNAKE. You guys, this happens! I have a photo (I won’t share it because it legit is SO DISTURBING) of my cousin’s office toilet where there was a GIANT snake curled up in the bowl. Yeah. It freaks me out just talking about it. It came through the plumbing system and was just huge and big and nasty and hanging out in the toilet. This happened like five years ago, and I think about it basically every time I need to use a toilet.
2: GETTING EATEN BY AN ALLIGATOR. Sharks don’t bother me, alligators do. I am pretty much convinced that any body of water outside of a beautiful beach destination has an alligator just waiting there under the water to eat me. I’m that person that doesn’t like to even go near the edge of the containment area at the zoo. The lion? I’ll get super close to your area to take a look. The gorilla? No worries. The alligator? I’ll be way over here by the flamingos while you people take a look. They’re prehistoric looking devils that I’m not interested in.
3: FALLING OFF ANYTHING TALL. Andrew gets so annoyed with me when I’m being irrational about this kind of thing. I’m not talking about falling off a mountain or a 10 story building. I’m talking about falling off the second step of my step stool in the kitchen. I don’t even remember what he was needing my help with the other day, but it basically required him hanging off the roof of our house and me not wanting to step to the highest step on the tiny step stool. He was so annoyed that I’m not sure how his eyes didn’t get permanently rolled in the back of his head.
4: FOOD POISONING. Is this irrational? Have you had food poisoning? I have a handful of times, and it’s awful. Basically, I’m really iffy about eating things that don’t seem natural in the environment that I’m in. For example (and again, I know this IS NOT RIGHT), whenever people suggest we eat sushi in McKinney, I decline. I love McKinney. We grow a lot of amazing produce in our area, raise great beef and poultry. Fresh fish though? That isn’t something we have here as we’re pretty darn far from the ocean. (And don’t get me started on lake fish, have you seen our lakes?)
5: SITTING BY A BATHROOM AT A RESTAURANT: Can I be totally transparent here? Like legit honest? I just feel like perhaps some sort of peep/poop/vomit/baby diaper/all of the other nasty things that happen in public bathrooms is going to sort of leap out when someone opens/closes the door and land on my food.
6: SLEEPING WITH THE BLINDS OPEN: Because I’m 100% positive a man will be watching me while I’m asleep through the window.
7: RATS: My family believes my natural reaction to seeing a rat is unnatural.
8: SEWER DRAINS: If you walk close to a sewer drain, you will fall in and be lost forever. I’m not sure how that’s “weird”, I feel like that’s factual.
9: CLAUSTROPHOBIA: I do get claustrophobic from time to time, but I can flat out panic if I get “stuck” in my clothes. Have you ever put Wellies on without socks? Just the thought gave me chills. The other day after church, I pulled my dress over my head and couldn’t get my shoulders out so I couldn’t see/couldn’t put my arms down and kind of flipped out until Andrew yanked it over my head.
10: SKIING: Well clearly I cannot go faster than a sloth down the mountain or else I will crash into a tree.
Speaking of which…
11: FALLING TO MY DEATH OFF A SKI LIFE: I have NEVER gotten on a ski lift without envisioning my death. There is absolutely nothing about the ski lift experience I don’t find terrifying.
12: DRIVING THROUGH TUNNELS: Because it’s going to cave in while the vehicle I’m in is passing through. I think about this every single time I go through one.
13: SCARY MOVIES: Andrew and Kensington LOVE scary movies. I refuse to watch them. Why oh why would someone put themselves through that voluntarily?! I can’t even listen to them in the other room listening to one.
And that, my friends, are a list of some of my “fears”.
Please do me a favor and share your fears in the comment section so I don’t feel like the only weirdo in blog world today. Please.
HEADS UP ABOUT next month…
…at a reader request, we are going to swap the topics for November and December since we know many of you start your holiday shopping early. If you blog Let’s Look too, make sure you note that for the rest of the year.
You guys, can you believe we’re already talking about the rest of the year?! I cannot.
…THESE SLIM PORTABLE CHARGERS that I carried all over London and LOVED!!
…I shared my current faves from Vuori including outerwear both Andrew and I WEAR DAILY when it’s chilly out. I’m only 5’3″ but he’s 6’5″ and this brand works so well for both of us!
Okay, if you blogged today with us, please link up below. I’ll see you all back here tomorrow! I can’t wait to read your fears in the comment section!!! xx