For the month of August I am participating in a blogathon called Augustathon, where I will blog everyday in the month of August. Too see all prompts, participant list, and to sign up go here.
Day 27: What is the thing that you fear the most? Why?
I have a fear of car wrecks and water. I’ve always been a little anxious in the car, but several years ago a friend from work was in a car wreck and passed away. Several days after his funeral I was almost in a wreck and one day while driving to work I started to have a really bad panic attack. Since then I don’t really get panic attacks anymore, but I get a little nervous if someone I am riding with is driving too fast or taking turns too sharply (although oddly enough I have this wish to ride in a race car one car). If I am driving myself it’s not too bad, as long as it doesn’t appear that anyone will hit me.
Now the water comes into play because I drive over a bridge often (for work etc), so I have this fear of getting in a car wreck and falling into the water and drowning. The water itself does not scare me, I LOVE swimming and go to the beach and hanging out by the pool but if I am in a car a world of no! Perhaps it’s not so unusual for a Floridan to have a fear of falling off a bridge in a car, since it does happen here often. (9)