Today, I realized that there are certain things that I was afraid of when I was younger, that don’t scare me that much anymore, and then some things that used to not bother me, that really get to me now.
Here’s a few of them.
What I’m No Longer Scared Of
- Showering/changing in public. Yes, I do avoid it when possible, but it’s not such a terrible thing. Growing up, I would always change for gym class in a bathroom stall (as did a few others). I guess I just realized that no one was looking at me. Now, I just sing in the shower at the gym because I can, and who really gives a darn?
- The dentist. It’s a necessary evil, and dentists can be weird, but it’s temporary and if you’re lucky, you’re good for a year or so.
- Going to bed late. I don’t know why this used to scare me, but I’d get really uncomfortable if I was awake too late.
- Toilets that flush automatically. Got used to them.
What Scares Me Now
Heights. I was never really a huge fan, but I never had a problem with them. I have noticed lately that I get a little vertigo in high places
- Riding a bike. Well, that scared me as a kid as well, but when Dan and I went biking on Martha’s Vineyard, I was about to have a heart attack.
- Being yelled at in public. I used to be able to brush it off, but now it just makes me want to yell back, and make you uncomfortable.
- Teaching my own classes next week. It’s kind of a mix of nervousness and excitement. I just hope I do well.