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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    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!!
    2112 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    emoticon you did great
    2112 days ago
    Good for you. Confronting your fear in this will help you confront other things in life emoticon
    2113 days ago
    Great Blog! Thank ypu.
    2113 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    emoticon emoticon for embracing & overcoming your phobia.
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    2113 days ago
    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!
    2114 days ago
    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.
    2114 days ago
    Great Job!!! emoticon
    2114 days ago
    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.
    2114 days ago
    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."
    2114 days ago
    You may never confront one but you came face to face with it and did it emoticon
    2114 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    2114 days ago
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