Write about your biggest fears (reach-back to 2010).
This is what I wrote back then:
Day 15 — Facing Fears – 11/15/2010
I am not a corageous person by any means.
That said, I’ve had to face down many fears over the past year. I just can’t be afraid of little silly things anymore.
For example, look at some of the later pictures in Day 13. I hate needles. No tattoos or piercings here. Even more than that, no tracks on my arms…..
But I have to take an injection every single damned day. Having the gun helps somewhat, as I don’t actually see the sharp until after I’m finished.
I’m trying to come up with something else, but falling way short. There’s so many things I was uncomfortable about before that seem just nonsensical these days. And I have more than just me to worry about now. But I have someone with whom I can share those things. Never once has she ridiculed me, or thought I was being a baby. I don’t make this stuff up. Do I worry more than I ought to? Sure. Is that fear? I don’t know.
But with that, and I’m not sure if this is fear or pride, I’m much less uncomfortable asking for help these days. I’m not Superman. There’s shit I can’t do. Maybe at one time I thought I could do most anything……
Fear of falling…
Fear of failure…
Fear of losing my hair…
I’ve got to get it together, man…
It hasn’t happened yet….
So much has changed in nine years.
One of my biggest complaints nine years ago was about needles. Today, I don’t give a shit.
Hurt me/hurt me/I know, right?/as if!
Thank you, Zappas.
Anyway, I’m in a very strange place. It could be attributable to many things, but I rarely fear any consequences. Where I am now, certainly there’s things I’m concerned about, but I rarely get too wound-up about anything.
Going back to the last, however, I know there’s a lout less I can do now than I could do then.
Understanding my limitations, both physical and emotional, does definitely affect what I attempt. Back in 2010, I would have said I can’t run a marathon, but I could do a few miles. Now, I can barely walk a block. Consequently, I wouldn’t frustrate myself even planning to compete in a marathon.
The past decade, however, I’ve dealt with prosperity, as well as incredible hardship.
But I’ve survived.
And don’t really think there’s anything I would enjoy. So I don’t want much, if anything.
My wife’s family was asking what I might want for Christmas.
Socks. That’s about all I can think of. Seriously.