Now I know Why I Touched the Snake

Monday, August 20, 2012

Last week I made a blog post about confronting my biggest phobia- snakes. I wrote about how I actually came face to face with a python type of snake. Granted it was in a pet store , in a very controlled situation and it was only a young medium sized snake, but it still was a snake . Afterwards I wondered why I felt the need to touch the snake. I am a city dweller and it is very doubtful I will ever confront a snake outside of a pet store, but, still I did it.

This morning I found out why I touched the snake. Today I had to start a new diabetic medication. This involved using an actual syringe. I have using injectable diabetic medicines for about 3 years. However I have always used the pens that are much more user friendly from a visual standpoint for me. The don't really look like a syringe even though technically they are probably classed as syringes. With this medication there is no doubt that I am using a syringe. And the needle part is a bit larger. Ever since Friday when I saw the doctor I have been worrying about this morning. I didn't sleep well last night knowing what I had to do this morning.

The whole time this morning while prepping to do this I kept muttering to myself-"I touched the snake, I touched the snake' over and over. Somehow That helped me to do what I had to do. Granted, it did hurt a bit more than the other meds. The good thing is I only have to do this once a week. Next Monday I will probably be muttering again about touching the snake. However now I now that I will be able to do it.

This is why I had to confront my phobia and touch the snake. It showed me that I can conquer the unconquerable. I am planning on moving forward and I am going to try and confront some of my other phobias to teach myself I can deal with my fears.
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    1976 days ago
    You are really amazing!!! You're blog actually brought tears to my eyes, cause I know how hard it is to face our fears, and to not only overcome them but to conquer them!!! You are doing just that, and the best part is you're doingit to be a healthier happier you!!!! I love that you now have "I touched the snake, I touched the snake" as you mantra... If you think about it it's kinda funny... before you were barely able to put your fingers on your fears, and now you're incontrol of them...

    I hope you don't have to take this medication for long, I hope that with you're journey to be a healthier you that your diabetes medication will slowly go down, and eventually not be needed, but I love that you're taking control of your life...

    I'm going to try and use your example of courage, and conqour one of my fears tomorrow... I was kicked out of college for a low gpa with only 6 classes left to graduate... I've since fought long and hard, and worked to build my GPA back up, but I've been afraid to talk to my councelor about getting back in (that's my snake)... tomorrow I've decided is D-day... It's time for me to face the music, and find out who's butt I need to kick or kiss to reach my goal of having the opportunity to graduate... I hope I too can touch the snake!!
    1980 days ago
    What a great way to use the strength gained from one situation in a completely different situation. You rock! emoticon
    1980 days ago
    It is great to know you can confront those fears and overcome them! emoticon emoticon
    1980 days ago
    There are more reasons why we should confront our fears than should not. Keep trying to face your fears - you never know what you'll accomplish next!
    1980 days ago
    emoticon Snakes...YUCK!! I give you credit girl!!! Glad to hear it helped you with today!!!!

    Make it a GREAT day!
    1981 days ago
  • WILSON1926
    great post but snakes..............YUK!
    1981 days ago
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