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Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Wil » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:27 am

I wasn't sure if we had this topic or something like it, but I decided to make one for it anyways.

I start working in a few days, and I'm kind of afraid. I've never worked before, so I have no idea what to expect. Mostly, I'm afraid they'll throw me into a situation that I can't possibly handle right off the bat.

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Postby Rei » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:39 am

We are held captive by the bird which shares our name. They are terrifying beasts.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:30 am

"Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you."



More seriously, the short of it: everything, specifically the unknown and Coulds and Ifs and Mights and Might Nots.

I'm afraid of:
needing someone.
not being needed.
not being wanted.
disappointing people I care about.
how others see me when I speak my mind or am otherwise being myself.
the possibility of people leaving me.
being alone for the rest of my life.
this being all there is to my life.
CHANGE.
making real decisions.
moving to Chicago.
not being able to move to Chicago.
job hunts, interviews, and starting new positions.
the dark.
men.
the police.
heights.
cars; being in them, driving them, being hit by them while on my bike.
phones.
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Postby neo-dragon » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:48 am

Gravity Defier wrote:heights.


So that's why you stopped growing. :lol:
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Postby Young Val » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:37 am

Changing overhead lightbulbs.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
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Postby Petra456 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:13 pm

I'm afraid of letting people down, being a burden, and basically "growing up" to what my Mom thinks a grown up should be.

But i'm absolutely terrified of fish.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:00 pm

Petra456 wrote:being a burden




Ooh, yes; this, too.

Also, being financially dependent on others and debt.





(You thought I was kidding earlier when I said "everything", didn't you?)
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Postby starlooker » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:36 pm

Ticks.

Getting fired.

Death of other people.

My own laziness.
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Postby Mich » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:52 pm

Getting a flat tire while driving alone, or on a busy interstate or something. Scares me to death.

Tornadoes. Horribly, horribly scared of them.

Many other things.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:57 pm

Mich wrote:Many other things.


Like bees?
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:11 pm

Roots and vines. I blame seeing Little Shop of Horrors at too young of an age for this. Plants are supposed to be passive creatures, the idea that one could reach out and grab me freaks me out.
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Postby Mich » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:58 pm

Dr. Mobius wrote:Roots and vines. I blame seeing Little Shop of Horrors at too young of an age for this. Plants are supposed to be passive creatures, the idea that one could reach out and grab me freaks me out.

Ugh, don't remind me, but I am totally freaked out by mangrove trees.

I'm not really sure why. But there is something that wakes up this primal fear in me.
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Postby Jayelle » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:12 pm

I am totally on board with the vine fear. I think mine stems from a nightmare I had years ago where I popped a zit and a plant grew out. *shudder* So icky.

On a more serious note, I'm afraid of Paul suddenly dying and leaving me with two kids to raise by myself. And that I would never, ever find someone who gets me and suits me the way he does.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Wil » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:27 pm

Wil wrote:I start working in a few days, and I'm kind of afraid. I've never worked before, so I have no idea what to expect. Mostly, I'm afraid they'll throw me into a situation that I can't possibly handle right off the bat.

These turned out to be totally unfounded fears. They have a several day process where they get me acquainted with all the systems, and all of the guys I work with are insanely friendly. Each of them said that if I have any questions or problems that I can just ask and they can help or point me toward someone who can. They put me with a senior engineer to basically shadow and work with for a few days, and they have a really nice document that explains everything. The work environment is completely laid back, come and go as you please. In short, I got damn lucky for my first/only job.

I'm afraid of large bodies of water at night, but not either of those things individually. Dark? Okay. Ocean? Okay. Ocean when it's dark? Ohmygod no thanks.

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Postby Rei » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:59 am

That is very awesome that the fears of starting work turned out to be unfounded. :D
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:21 am

Jayelle wrote:On a more serious note, I'm afraid of Paul suddenly dying and leaving me with two kids to raise by myself. And that I would never, ever find someone who gets me and suits me the way he does.


Me too (minus the kids or not, depending on when I'm imagining the tragedy).
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Postby Luet » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:13 pm

I didn't realize this was an actual fear until this issue came up. My current dilemma: My husband wants to get a motor scooter. Like the kind that's not as big as a motorcycle but that you still need a motorcycle license for and you ride on the road and goes up to 55mph. I am terrified of motorcycles (and the like), or more specifically, the danger that riding them can entail. He is researching scooters and licensing requirements and I have no idea how to talk him out of it other than saying "The idea terrifies me and I'm going to spend every minute that you are gone freaking out with anxiety."
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Postby zeldagirl1234 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:28 pm

I agree with alot of things Gravity Defier said, other than the heights and a couple of others. however, my worst fear is of space. as in outer space. I love everything about it and yet it terrifies me all the same.
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Putting my face under water when I can't see the bottom.
Centipedes and millipedes. I shivered just writing that.
Stickers that have previously been stuck to something.
Failing my PhD.
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Postby LilBee91 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:05 pm

Eaquae Legit wrote:Centipedes and millipedes. I shivered just writing that.


O my goodness, yes! Those things are so creepy. Why God felt the need to create them, I really don't know.
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Postby Mich » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:10 pm

These new hip-hop beats that our sales guy is insisting are the next big thing, that don't have a persistent speed, tempo, or general pattern. They genuinely make me start going into a panic attack, and I'm scared that they will become popular like he says.

On a similar note, one that's sometimes difficult for me to admit and sometimes I just blurt out, I'm afraid of touching lines.

I'm very afraid of not finding a girl who can stand me while I can stand her.

And, finally, tornadoes. But I might have said that before. But they seriously freak the crap out of me. And Chucky. I once had a dream with both of them in it. Worst dream ever.
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Postby Bean_wannabe » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:47 am

Not really afraid, per say, but if I'm in a room and the door's open I get really twitchy until it's closed. I find myself just glancing at it every few seconds. Very annoying.
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Postby Luet » Fri May 06, 2011 7:24 pm

I'm afraid of hurting people's feelings. I know this is probably a common fear but I think I might take it too far.
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Postby Rei » Fri May 13, 2011 5:29 pm

Need I say? You'd be insane NOT to be afraid!
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Postby Caspian » Fri May 13, 2011 5:29 pm

Don't sweat it. You'll do fine.

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Postby Rei » Fri May 13, 2011 6:10 pm

I'm glad I've got at least a few votes of confidence! I figure I'll never be ready, so take it as it comes.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu May 26, 2011 3:47 pm

I'm afraid of "coming out" to my supervisors...
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Postby Young Val » Tue May 31, 2011 11:43 am

I'm afraid that Minnesota will never really feel like my home.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:42 pm

What makes home is the people around you, not the place you are. (Don't know if it's a quote I read somewhere, or part of a quote as translated by me, i.e. not word for word correct.)

I know most have felt it before, but I have a fear of failure. I don't mind little stuff like getting humiliated in front of a ton of people (Really it's not so bad. Especially when you're considered the "perfect kid" who's good at nearly everything. It makes you seem more human.) or failing an exam or test. That's all fine with me. It's when I look ahead in my future to college and the like, that I'm terrified. My mom tells me that if I keep doing what I'm doing–getting good grades, staying in shape, being an all-around decent person–that I'll do fine. But I'm still afraid I won't get any scholarships, that I'll be friendless in college, that I won't be able to stand up to social pressure, and that I'll end up a failure at life. (Of course, failure at life is a bit harsh. I'm not quite that extreme.) It's not like I'm atychiphobic, but it is a bit irrational. I am a perfectionist, but I don't mind trying stuff. It's just scary growing up!! :shock:
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Postby Young Val » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:14 pm

Jeesh_girl15 wrote:What makes home is the people around you, not the place you are.



That is a huge part of the problem.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby thoughtreader » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:20 pm

Young Val wrote:I'm afraid that Minnesota will never really feel like my home.

I really understand this... just substitute "the south" or Tennessee and thats how i feel every day. It really sucks.

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Postby Petrie » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:33 pm

This is going to sound stupid after the last few things in here but I'm afraid of being replied to (for email, PMs, etc.). Even from friends, sometimes. In fact, the people who already know this about me sometimes have fun with the subject lines because they know I'll freak out and stare at it for forever while I build up the courage to look inside and then it'll usually say something silly and not worth freaking out over.
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Postby buckshot » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:42 pm

My second girl Molly got her motorbike endorsement yesterday and I'm damn upset about it . I think she should stay away from bikes , molly was our only girl that just could'nt get shifting gears. I remember trying to have her drive a tractor home from a field close to home, and then there was the time I had her drive my favorite old pickup in front of me as a flager in front of my combine. She would'nt get out of first gear and then she drove in the ditch,and then she rolled back into my combine when she started across the hiway. Don't get me wrong Molly is a great kid and mother and she works hard and keeps a nice clean house. I just don't want her riding a motorbike in the city, i was scared to death when she lived at home and drove to high school and then EWU(a good 35 mi away)I was happy when she got married and left so I would'nt sit up worrying about her wild driving on our wild hiway. Wow I got kinda carried away

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Postby Luet » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:08 am

Aww, I can understand, buckshot. I mean, I'm not a parent but I would totally worry like that. I do about my husband. I know there is nothing you can do about it but I hope she stays careful and safe. *hugs*
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