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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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  • v BESSHAILE
    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!!
    1416 days ago
  • v CANDOK1260
    emoticon you did great
    1417 days ago
  • v BLUEKITTYJAN
    Good for you. Confronting your fear in this will help you confront other things in life emoticon
    1417 days ago
  • v NOCALORIES
    Great Blog! Thank ypu.
    1417 days ago
  • v DBELLE39
    emoticon emoticon for embracing & overcoming your phobia.
    1418 days ago
  • v ALEXSGIRL1
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1418 days ago
  • v 1STATEOFDENIAL
    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!
    1418 days ago
  • v FITKIZ
    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.
    1418 days ago
  • v VAMPYRE03
    Great Job!!! emoticon
    1419 days ago
  • v FERGSGIRL2
    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.
    1419 days ago
  • v ELIZRN
    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."
    1419 days ago
  • v LINDWGAYLE4
    You may never confront one but you came face to face with it and did it emoticon
    1419 days ago
  • v ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    1419 days ago
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