Don’t be scared, it’s just new

Scary night

How often are we scared of new and unknown things in our lives?

As little children, going to school and not having your parents around is terrifying. When you start high school, it’s scary not having your old friends and teachers around. Starting a new job, going to a party where you don’t really have any friends or moving to a new country are all frightening experiences too.

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The ‘F’ word

Day 3 of the #WritersBootcampZA challenge. Today’s prompt: One of my greatest fears.

Yesterday’s prompt was about my favourite words and I can say that “fear” is by far my LEAST favourite word. I hate every feeling it forces onto my brain. I hate the tight squeeze in my chest. I hate being controlled by a feeling that does nothing but spread negativity.

I have a stupid (but terrifying) fear of moths. I know. Moths.

That’s the only fear I’m willing to think about because even considering losing my husband or any of my family members just hurts too much. Plus that just leads to sadness and weeping and ridiculous thoughts. So yes, moths. That’s my greatest fear.

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