Talk about it Tuesday – Fears

Fears. We all have them, am I right? Some of us are scared of things like bees or spiders while others are afraid of heights or inclosed spaces. Some of us have many fears, some of us only a few.

For today’s Talk about it Tuesday, let’s talk about Fears.

I dislike being afraid so I like to face each one head on as they pop up. I know that I won’t be able to do this forever, but it’s worked well for me so far. The ones that have a specific start place (for me needles) are seemingly more easily overcome than the ones that just see m to be there (for me failing/disappointing others)

To over come my fear of needles, I forced myself to give blood every time I can. I don’t love it, but I’ve now donated 20+ units of blood over the last few years and don’t even flinch when I get a flu shot. This is a far cry from even 10 years ago when the mere sight of a needle coming at me was enough to send me into a panic attack.

I’m also afraid of failing at something. I know. I know. I shouldn’t be, but the fact remains that I am. I don’t share half of what I create (or only share with my innermost circle because I know they’ll be honest with me about my creation…and do it gently if it’s not up to snuff.) This morning I took a step that I’m terrified of. I opened Court is Crafty online.

I’ll either succeed or fail, but I can only try my best. I just hope I don’t disappoint.

So let’s talk about it. What are you afraid of? Snakes? Spiders? Being alone? Open water? Does it come from a specific instance? Or is it just there? I want to hear about it.

Talk about it Tuesday – Favorite Movies

I’m working on a posting schedule to keep things happening around here. One thing I thought would me interesting to do is Talk about it Tuesday. Being that it’s the first one and all, let’s start easy: What’s your favorite movie?

My favorite movie changes here and there depending on my mood. Isn’t that the case for most of our “favorites” though? On any given day, my answer could range from Top Gun to Clue to Poltergeist to Elf, just to name a few. (Yes, they’re all a little older, I haven’t seen anything in the last few years that merits “favorite”.)

I would have to say though, that my hands down old school since I was 5 favorite movie is Wizard of Oz. I love the story, I love the characters and oh my goodness do I love the shoes! I thought Glenda was beautiful, that the Wicked Witch had fantastic tights, and wanted the Munchkins to be my friends.

I must have watched it a thousand times as a kid. This was before the days of DVDs, I wore out several copies of this movie. Now, I have a DVD of it so I can watch it when I want and I often watch at least part when it’s on TBS.

What movie do you love? Is it your favorite? Why?