Thursday, October 4, 2012

Guest Author Thursday

I was very honored to be the LDSWBR Guest Author today.  It was titled, "What Do We Have to Fear?" and listed things that I am afraid of, in honor of the Halloween season.  (Seriously, I will never forget that snake.  Or the Eiffel tower).  It also asks some pretty important questions about rejection and insecurity that I would love to hear your comments on.

So, go here to read my post, then come back and tell me what you think.  What is holding you back? What do you have to fear?


Melanie Goldmund said...

I used to be afraid of dogs. My cousin had a huge St. Bernard dog when I was young, and I used to quake in my boots if the thing even looked in my direction when I was visiting. I think I've grown out of that now, though.

Mostly, I'm afraid of other people, of being rejected or even teased by them. I got teased a lot when I was a child, and the fear still lingers. Or is it myself that I'm afraid of, always terrified I'm going to say or do the wrong thing, which will then result in teasing and rejection? It's hard to tell.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Isn't it interesting how much our childhood experiences really affect us into adulthood. Sometimes for the good, but often for the bad. :( Thanks so much for reading and commenting Melanie. I'm glad you're around and I hope we can meet in person someday. :)

Debra Allen Erfert said...

I have to wonder if we all got teased when we were kids at some point or another. I know I was, too. Of course I went to too many schools to remember, and that left me open to being teased, being the new kid, over and over again. This is one of the reasons I live on the fringe, and why I don't like to speak out. I'm always afraid I'll say something wrong--this is why I can so relate to Melanie.

I agree, Julie, what happens to us in our childhood does have a huge impact on our adulthood. We learn from it and become better people, or it can destroy us.

Jon Spell said...

You found a four foot snake in your backyard? Wow! I didn't even know snakes HAD feet. =)

I've found that as I get older, I have more fears. I think the worst thing would be to have to do a public debate. I really, really hate conflict to the point of avoiding it at ALL costs and speaking in public is a common enough fear, but combined, well that's worse than a really long run-on sentence!

As far as writing goes, I do fear rejection, but I think I can handle it. It would be worse to just get no response, though. I do have friends who can give me opinions and strengthen my craft. I might even get Julie here to cheer for me. =)