30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 10

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Day 10: Something You're Afraid Of

Dun Dun Dun....

Okay - so since this is something that I am afraid of, I don't want to have big ole pictures of it up on my blog to look at, so instead I found some cutesy pics instead. 

I'm afraid of SPIDERS!! EEK!!!

I've always been afraid of spiders - as far back as I can remember they have given me the heebie geebies! I remember once - I must have been about 4 (I couldn't have been any older b/c at 5 we weren't living in the house from this memory...) I was sitting in the living room floor playing and all of a sudden something fell from the ceiling. I don't know where it came from, but I heard a thump and the next thing I knew there was this gray ball sitting on the floor next to me. I was stunned for a second, then I got something (a broom maybe) and prodded this ball from a safe distance. After a couple of prods it leaped to life and these eight legs sprawled out. It. Was. Enormous. At least to a 4 year old it was enormous! And I don't remember anything after that. That memory is one of the first I have and it always evokes a feeling of fear in me. 
And who knows - maybe it didn't happen just like that - maybe it didn't happen at all - but it's in my mind that way. And I still do not like spiders at all! They just make my skin crawl. 

Strange, though, if I see a big spider - a unique spider - I find myself drawn to take pictures of it. Maybe I am trying to cure my fear, who knows!! It hasn't worked, though b/c I'm still very afraid of them and even writing up this post, thinking back to that childhood memory I feel my heart beating very quickly!!
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