I don’t watch horror movies. To begin with no one likes to sit next to me, when we are watching a movie. I jump or scream at the scary parts of regular movies. My husband and sons find it irritating.
Basically, I don’t go looking for scary things. I find life itself is scary enough. I am referring to everyday life, not the African safari type of scary. My everyday fears consist of mice, spiders, bugs in general, getting lost, being unprepared, new places, getting yelled at by a client, disappointing someone I love, losing a game, rejection, etc. I even fight back tears when I see an ambulance and I have seen too many of those this year. Some fears are rational and some aren’t.
What I have learned over the years is that many of my fears are irrational and downright unfounded. I waste a lot of time and emotional energy on them. I have learned to listen and stop that crazy voice in my head that obsesses on those fears. I am learning to roll with the punches and trust that I have what I need to survive and if I am really confident…..to thrive and succeed.
Fears and uncertainty are part of life. I can choose to expect the worse or trust myself and look forward to the best!
Mary Guldan-Lindstrom, CPA