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Confronting one of my biggest phobias

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Today I dealt head on with one of if not my biggest phobias. While in Pet Smart to pick up canary food for our newest family member They had a reptile rescue and a young lady had a boa constrictor wrapped around her wrist like a braided bracelet and I actually touched it a couple of times. My hubby did not believe I actually did it. I did tell him he should have gotten a picture of my touching it because I most likely will never do it again. I do not know why I feel the need to confront my phobias like that since I will most likely never be in the jungles where these and other snakes live. Hubby and I a urban dwellers who will never own a farm. He has never wanted reptiles as pets so why I felt I had to confront and deal with this phobia, i don't know but I did it- Go figure

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BESSHAILE 8/14/2012 7:10AM

    Well it makes perfect sense to me. You don't want to be controlled by things that aren't real. a phobia is an unnatural fear of something. It's like being controlled by food - there's nothing inherently bad about food - it's an unnatural relationship with food that is bad. And once you start knocking down one phobia - you can kick them all down!

Chalk it up as one more triumph for you! Yay!!

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CANDOK1260 8/13/2012 12:18PM

    emoticon you did great

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BLUEKITTYJAN 8/13/2012 3:23AM

    Good for you. Confronting your fear in this will help you confront other things in life emoticon

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NOCALORIES 8/12/2012 10:57PM

    Great Blog! Thank ypu.

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DBELLE39 8/12/2012 12:35PM

    emoticon emoticon for embracing & overcoming your phobia.

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/12/2012 12:26PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 8/12/2012 3:53AM

    Sometimes we need to test our limits. It takes a long time to confront the reasons why we WERE living an unhealthy lifestyle, whereas touching a snake is a quick and easy way to push your limit and succeed! Perhaps you just needed a little reminder that you can do anything you put your mind to!

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FITKIZ 8/11/2012 9:52PM

    Good for you. The more often you confront your fears, the less power they hold over you. I know you don't know me from Eve, but I'm proud of you just the same.

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VAMPYRE03 8/11/2012 9:18PM

    Great Job!!! emoticon

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FERGSGIRL2 8/11/2012 9:01PM

    My biggest phobia and my only phobia is reptiles of that nature. I have nightmares when I see one, and I am constantly looking around me in the summer! Just the thought of possibly seeing one, creates a fear like no other. Thanks for sharing your experience. i don't think I can do that, not yet anyway.

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ELIZRN 8/11/2012 8:39PM

  Here's why.....all phobias or fears are connected. Challenge one & you challenge them all. Some are bigger than others....boa constrictor....big one. I also have a fear of snakes. When I lived in Oklahoma I made myself go to a rattlesnake festival. I still have the video. It was creepy crawly...then, when living in Florida I had to help my husband kill a snake on our screen porch. We tried to get it out with a broom, but it became combative. I never believed I could do such a thing.....but I did. After thinking about it, I questioned what I would have done if my husband wasn't around. Would I have backed down to the snake? Who would I have called? Could I actually manage/live on my own?

My answer was "yes."

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LINDWGAYLE4 8/11/2012 7:14PM

    You may never confront one but you came face to face with it and did it emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 8/11/2012 7:13PM

  Thanks for sharing

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