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Nov 17

Atychiphobia

Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Arty Farty, Rantings, Strange and Unusual

Not a fear of sneezing, apparently.

Nope, it’s the feeling I get when I sit down at a computer. Whether it’s reading emails or writing on blogs or reading others, or just mucking about on Facebook… it’s the nervous feeling that I’ll say something stupid. It’s best to stay away, maybe.

So I do.

And then a charity thing  or a training day comes along, or yoga practice, or a dentist appointment…

(no, scrap the dentist appointment, there’s not much fear of failing there, just a fear of sharp shiny things)

…and I find that as nervous as I am about confronting these appointments, the positive benefits afterwards always outweigh the nerves. It’s a proportional thing, I’m almost sure there’s a scientific equation out there somewhere to describe it.

Sarolta Bán

(image by Sarolta Bán)

Except that that doesn’t really apply to this blog. Whenever I write something here I always feel cringy the next day. And yet I can’t let it go.

Which brings me to my new fear of Call of Duty II. It has infected our household and if I don’t gain appreciation for it FAST, there shall be complications. This is my evening of Getting Things Done. So there shall be blood spilled, and several young Americans shall be tea-bagged by this solemn Irish Housewife, it won’t be pretty but it has to be done.

Cheers to facing fears!

(if anyone even THINKS about robbing that for a cheesy car-bumper sticker I’ll be on you like an RCXD for royalties, ok?)

 

Bring on the comments

  1. Jo says:

    You kind of lose me on Call of Duty, but I can’t believe you feel cringy post blog… you always sound so clear in you own conviction and brave and witty and creative. That’s my take home. So maybe you should stop worrying about it :)

    I feel like that about everything else I do in life, blogging and facebook are the only things I seem to be able to do without fear. It’s a funny old world.

  2. Kirk M says:

    Fear of saying something stupid? Oh, c’mon now, K8. I do that all the time, blog, Facebook and Google+ (I like to be consistent in all things you know). I hardly cringe the next day or anytime for that matter. Throw care to the wind and say stupid things. There’s not anyone in the world who has the right to throw stones at you for doing so. For we all live in glass houses, don’t you think?

    Call of Duty II? So dust off that old combat rifle of yours, lock and load and show them what call of duty really means.

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