What Really Scares You?

Jason. Freddie. Michael Myers. These names used to send me hiding under my covers when I was a kid. Heck, I still get the heebie jeebies if someone makes that “chhh chhh chhh ha ha ha” sound from Friday the 13th. And I blame Nightmare on Elm Street for my night-owl insomniac tendencies to this very day. I refused to go to sleep for fear Freddie Krueger would come strolling down my hallway scraping that glove along the walls til he got to my door.

I loved scary movies when I was younger. Now? Not so much. Maybe it’s because I can’t handle all the blood and gore anymore. Or maybe it’s because I actually care about plots and character development in my movies now. Maybe those are a part of the reason.

But I think it’s because now that I’m all grown up and in the “Real World” I know what is really frightening.

Failure. Loss. Giving Up on Myself. Those are the names of what scares me now. The chances of a 6′6″ dude in a mask with a butcher knife breaking into my house bent on avenging the death of his mom are pretty slim. But not being able to make my business work? The chances of that happening are pretty chilling. Losing someone close to me? That could happen at any moment. And everyone knows the biggest obstacle you face in life is usually yourself.

So how do you deal with those fears?

With Jason, Freddie and Michael, I could always turn off the TV to get away from them. Now, I have a great support system of friends, family and loved ones to help me chase away my demons. I have a plan and a new outlook on life. I got this.

I know those fears will never entirely go away, but they won’t send me under the covers either.

So, what about you? What really scares you? Let me know in the comments section!

Thanks for reading and Happy Halloween!

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2 Responses to “What Really Scares You?”

  1. Kivi Leroux Miller says on :

    Losing my virtual assistant! That’s what scares me! You HAVE to make it work for you or I’m sunk without you. OK, I’m not really THAT scared, because I have full confidence in us both!

  2. Kris says on :

    No worries! I’m not going anywhere.