We talk about forever, but we’ve only got today

It’s time for a little annual tradition! And I’m actually getting it done on time, unlike last year. Haha.

2008 Year in Review Survey

I’m afraid of 4 out of 72 common fears.

I stoled this from paksenarrion2. I added my own notes to the side of a few fears, esp since I didn’t check some just because my related fear is a tiny subset of the category. 😉

[ ] the dark
[ ] staying single forever
[ ] being a parent (in a way, I am, but just because I don’t want to be one. 😉 )
[ ] giving birth
[x] being myself in front of others
[ ] open spaces
[ ] closed spaces (only extremely tight enclosed spaces. Like MRI machines. But not closed spaces in general)
[ ] heights
[ ] dogs (um, only dachshunds, so I didn’t check this. ha.)
[ ] birds
[ ] fish
[ ] spiders
[ ] flowers or other plants

Total so far: 1

[ ] being touched
[ ] fire (I LOVE fire. It’s so pretty. I love playing with it too. Mmmm yay fire!)
[ ] deep water
[ ] snakes
[ ] silk
[ ] the ocean
[ ] failure (failure itself doesn’t scare me much. It’s the being judged on it that scares me)
[ ] success
[ ] thunder/lightning
[ ] frogs/toads
[ ] my boyfriends/girlfriends dad
[ ] boyfriends/girlfriends mom
[ ] rats
[x] jumping from high places (I’m not scared of jumping from high places in a controlled environment, ie bungee jumping or from a plane. I’m scared of breaking bones, not the actual jumping. Ha.)
[ ] snow

Total so far: 2

[ ] rain
[ ] wind
[ ] crossing hanging bridges
[ ] death
[ ] heaven
[ ] being robbed
[ ] falling
[ ] clowns
[ ] dolls (just clown dolls — and that fear is firmly rooted in the Poltergeist movies)
[ ] large crowds of people
[ ] men
[ ] women
[x] having great responsibilities (I’m scared of letting people down moreso than the responsibility itself)
[ ] doctors, including dentists
[ ] tornadoes

Total so far: 3

[ ] hurricanes
[ ] incurable diseases
[ ] sharks
[ ] Friday the 13th
[ ] ghosts
[x] poverty
[ ] Halloween
[ ] school
[ ] trains
[ ] odd numbers
[ ] even numbers
[ ] being alone
[ ] becoming blind
[ ] becoming deaf
[ ] growing up

Total so far: 4

[ ] creepy noises in the night
[ ] bee stings
[ ] not accomplishing my dreams/goals
[ ] needles
[ ] blood
[ ] dinosaurs
[ ] the welcome mat
[ ] high speed
[ ] throwing up
[ ] falling in love
[ ] super secrets

Final total: 4

… if you wish to post this in your journal, it’s been requested that you title it “I’m afraid of _ out of 72 common fears”

If you get more than 30, I strongly recommend some counseling
If you get more than 20, you’re paranoid.
If you get 10-20, you are normal.
If you get 10 or less, you’re fearless.
People who don’t have any are liars.

My main fears, including ones not listed above: dachshunds, cockroaches, clown dolls, super-duper tight enclosed spaces, being mocked/judged/etc.

And, Poltergeist instilled a few other “quirks” in me, in addition to the clown doll fear. I will not eat reheated chicken (rarely other kinds of meat either, but mostly chicken) and I cannot sleep with sheets or blankets dangling off the bed. They have to be tucked up underneath my feet. :-[