Tuesday, May 7, 2013


I am such a scardy cat. When I was growing up I was given the nickname "Safety Sandy" & I have stayed true to that name ever since. I have so many phobias it's not even funny. Here are just a few...

1) Agoraphobia: The fear of situations in which escape is difficult. Mine isn't so much large crowds but more being trapped under or in something and not being able to get out. I have serious panic attacks just THINKING about situations like that. 

2) Ailurophobia: The fear of cats. Y'all I am serious.. I am sooooo scared of cats. The other night I was babysitting and had no idea the family had a cat until I put the four kids to bed and was sitting on the couch. I look up and not only is there a cat staring at me.. but the cat appeared to be VERY pregnant. Cue instant panic. 

3) Dentophobia: The fear of the dentist. I hate to admit it, but I can't even remember the last time I went to the dentist, probably early college. I know I need to go.. and I really am going to go soon. But the thought of people in my mouth touching my teeth just makes me freak out!!

4) Traumatophobia: The fear of injury. This goes back to the whole "Safety Sandy" thing. I pretty much avoid all situations that could cause injury. Except that I was a cheerleader and played multiple other sports my entire life, but while playing I pretty much played it as safe as possible! I think this whole thing really stems from the fact that my cousin accidentally hit me with an aluminum bat at the Braves game when we were 8. They have these games that you can play and I was leaned up against the fence watching him play and he accidentally let go of the bat and it hit me through the fence. I had to be rushed to the emergency room via ambulance. I had plastic surgery and couldn't see out of my eye for a long time--very scary. I still have random moments where I will flash back to the situation and literally have a panic attack over it. 

I know some of those are really silly, but these are definitely the things I am most afraid of in life. 

Are you afraid of any of these things too??



  1. I can totally relate to agoraphobia! That and being held down and not being able to move/escape! ACK!

  2. So..cats are creepy..they just like to stare at you..and for the dentist maybe try a dentist that will put you to sleep than you won't remember it...or have the man friend go with you and hold your hand!

  3. I AM HORRIFIED OF THE DENTIST. I didnt go for like, 3-4 years in my early 20s, and just have started going again over the past year or two. And (this makes me sound crazy) but I cry the ENTIRE time. My poor hygenist/dentist. They are so nice and patient. Anxiety meds? CHECK!

  4. Oh gosh! I used to love cats, until I was diagnosed with bad allergies to them a few years ago. My symptoms come out now in the form of hives... not fun! I try and avoid the kitties now.

    I'm terrified of wasps and hornets! Those things are creepy!

    xoxo Miss ALK

  5. Oh my goodness. you make me laugh! The far of cats! I didn't know there was such a thing! I'll make sure not to bring Charlie to your wedding ;-) hehe

    Ever since I broke my ankle when I was 10 I am TERRIFIED to be injured because it was such an awful time!!

    I am loving this challenge, both writing for it and reading others. I feel like I'm getting to know so many of my favorite bloggers better!

  6. Oh and don't get me started on the dentist. I hate it. I went last week (cavity free thank goodness!) but I had a new lady cleaning my teeth and my teeth and gums were sore for a day and a half!! MISERABLE. (*I know this isn't helping your case for you needing to go to the dentist! Sorry!*)

  7. I can definitely relate to several of these! haha! And girl, I don't like cats either. I babysit a little girl, and after I put her to bed sometimes their cat randomly comes and hops up on the couch. Gahhh... I forget the thing exists until that happens and it scares the daylights out of me! I prefer sweet little puppies ANY day.

  8. OH THE DENTIST. Straight from hell, I tell you. I could cry just thinking about going!

  9. The things that happen to us as children really affect our fears. Maybe even things that happen as adults. Most people have some fears, even irrational ones. I have gotten used to the dentist. I had a fear of them for so long. Cats seem to know to much, I don't know why, but I certainly like being around dogs better myself.