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Ten Ten Ten

My blasted internet hasn’t been working for me to get this up. What a way to end this whole thing! As I’ve said time and time again, c’est la vie, and it will go on. On that note let’s get down to the last ten days.

Yikes. How have 100 days come and gone? Of course it ends up like all things; on the one hand it seems like yesterday this adventure began and on the other hand, feels like a lifetime ago. The last 10 days. It’s all so final. Leading up to the end, I kept asking myself, what to do? I was in search of an intense 10 things as I believe you should always end on a strong note!

Top ten most common fears amongst us all are as follows… (*This list is drawn from quite a few resources and when I say quite a few I mean maybe 3. Tops.) Here they are:

  1. Fear of flying.
  2. Fear of public speaking.
  3. Fear of heights.
  4. Fear of the dark.
  5. Fear of intimacy.
  6. Fear of death.
  7. Fear of failure.
  8. Fear of rejection.
  9. Fear of spiders.
  10. Fear of commitment.

No doubt, this is a great list, but I thought some of the more abstract fears such as intimacy, death and commitment would be a little difficult to tackle in just 10 days. I did try my best to meet a few of the top ten most common fears.

Here’s how my list of 100 fears faced rounded off.
At # 10. Fear of rats
# 9. Fear of speaking out
# 8. Fear of death
# 7. Fear of needles
# 6. Fear of heights
# 5. Fear of embarrassment
# 4. Fear of embarrassment/cooking. (This might seem ridiculous but until you’ve seen me in a kitchen I think it’s hard to understand what a big deal this is for me)
# 3. Fear of spiders
# 2. Fear of ugliness
And at # 1. Fear of singing in public.

Pictures and back story to come! …As soon as I stop acting like Zoolander and figure out how to retrieve the message that my router box tells me I have. On my list of things to do: become more tech savvy. Perhaps my next challenge, “Today I learned html.” Sounds riveting.

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Faced some fiery eyes and got a laugh

Tuesday marks the first of 100 days in which I will do something that scares me every day. I have a working list, and to be honest, who knows what will happen within those 100 days and who knows if the list will even come into play. I have a lot of people I owe thanks to for sharing some of their fears and helping me compile this list. So thank you and I hope you continue to share over the next while as I openly detail what could be an atrocity, lewd, or completely profound.

I haven’t even started and I’m amped for Tuesday to arrive because even leading up to September 1st I’ve been a much more open person (searching for things that scare me) and much more self aware, in always evaluating situations and considering whether or not I’ve been granted an opportunity to face a fear that I would’ve regularly passed by. Seems these things that scare us have common themes; failure, embarrassment, new endeavours, or dangerous acts. This is by no means the ultimate and final list, simply some categories I have been able to use to group my fears.

Stick around because I’m sure with time transparency will come in sharing my 100 acts that scare me – this in itself is terrifying to me, so be patient and kind! Your stories and personal tid-bits are always welcome so share some fears or just use this as grounds for encouragement to do something that scares you. This does not need to be profound by any means!!

To use me and my sister as an example; on our way home from the cottage we thought some bulls would make for a nice photo. Requirements of this “picturesque shot”: jump a barbwire fence, tredge through a sludge infested field and face those crazy ass 900 pound four legged creatures. They didn’t like this and believe me when I say cartoons are spot on when they draw bulls with red eyes. Those beasts they call bulls all stood up with fiery eyes and my nervous laughter ensued. I don’t know enough about these things to know if bulls run fast or not! Putting yourself in a dangerous situation for the sake of a photo… turned out being funny, no profound lesson learned, but being scared is fun and I think the photo turned out quite nicely.

bulls

*Lesson learned: sludge infused photo shoots require better foot attire.

See The awesome-ness of fear for what this challenge is all about.

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A taste of what’s to come: things that scare me

In no specific order… you may or may not believe me after you read the first on my list

-naked grandparents
-fire walking
-becoming a horse person (not actually becoming half horse, simply becoming a lover of horses… always weirded me out when girls would write “I love horsies” on thier school binders)
-abandoned barns
-gyms
-child birth (thank God I can’t do that in my 100 day time constraint… impossible to make a baby in that time!!)

Always looking for what scares you!! Please feel free to share.

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