Number 2 on the list of Thirty Things instructs: Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
This is a tough one for me. It’s not that I’m fearless, it’s just that I have to separate what is an actual fear from what might just be something small that I can get over or even just something I dislike (like peanut butter).
I suppose I’ve always had this fear. Not sure how it started. Perhaps I was competitive as a kid (more academically than physically) and failing school scared me. That’s the only explanation I can come up with off the cuff, so I’ll stick with that for now. As an adult, I still fear failing at things that are important to me, but I realise more and more that this just holds me back in the long run so I am learning to face this.
I see that puzzled expression on your face and hear the “WHAT?!” you’re screaming. It’s sounds off to fear a grain, but I do. I recently discovered that I am highly allergic to rye when I broke out in hives all over my body after I ate a slice of rye bread. It was a painful, ugly experience that I’d rather not relive.
They’re just gross. Yuck.