Phobias

Do you have one?
I definitely do, and it's of the ocean...or standing water in general. Especially when it comes to sharks.

I read a news report earlier of a great white shark that circled a boat near the Jersey Shore for twenty minutes, stole their chum bag, and started trying to eat their engine.

Ummmm.....NOPE. NOPE NOPE NOPE. So much "Nope" I can't even describe. Even seeing the picture, and the video link image....again, NOPE. I was here at my desk, and just seeing those pictures gave me the cringe-y, unsafe feeling in my legs and the irrational thoughts of "I can't see my legs under my desk...what if something was under there, and I dismissed this as irrational and ignored it and something got my legs?!" So I got up and walked around for about ten minutes until I felt calm again.

It's the same with standing water, whether it's a pool, a bath tub, the sink, ponds, lakes, the ocean...if I cannot see through it completely and totally, even if it just has bubbles coating the surface, it's a NOPE situation. I don't know what makes me feel this way, but I'm terrified. I get shaky, shortness of breath, cringe-y, stutter, I just can't do it. In the worst cases I've had panic attacks. My mom thinks that seeing Jaws when I was little somehow traumatized me lol, and she may have a point. I can NOT watch shark movies, not even the stupid cheesy awfully-done SyFy Channel ones.

Phobias
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    06/24/14
    Beth
    Bugs. All of them. Also Geese.
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      06/24/14
      Melissa Middleton
      Birds, bats, horror flicks, stinging or biting insects, and hanging from things--I found that out when I went cave exploring. If my feet aren't on a surface, get me down. Lol
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        06/24/14
        Jessica
        Car accidents, I don't ride with people I drive or I don't go. Other then with my husband and even then I'm a passenger driver. man he hates that
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          06/24/14
          I'm trying to get rid of irrational phobias because I don't want them to transfer to Charlie. But yeah.. I get irrational about things. Like the other day I'm working in the garden and I hear something in the river run off. There are a ton of birds/ducks/etc in there. I know this. But for some reason all I could think was that there was some giant bear or something. What? Bears get thirsty!

          Sigh.
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            06/24/14
            Ashley
            I am afraidn
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            06/24/14
            Ashley
            I am afraid of thunderstorms. I always have been.
            I am also afraid of rollar coasters. My husband got me on 3 of them. But i still shake every time i get on one. I will not go on any of them that go upside down though
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              06/24/14
              Spiders, haha.

              Okay they aren't really a phobia. Small ones don't scare me at all. The big ones make me want to scream like a little girl though.

              I do have a thing about water that you can't see down into though. I took my kids to a lake once and they artificially dyed the lake somehow a blue color. You couldn't see down into it at all. I was terrified one of my kids would drown there and that fear took hold and never let go. I'm fine if it is clear water, but if I can't see into it I panic a bit.
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              I'm a SAHM and a Navy Wife. My little family is my life, and I enjoy reading and online gaming. I like to help out where I can, and I just want to live life happily.