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My 3 biggest fears

3 of my biggest fears

It’s Sunday and time for post two in the 30 Things I want My Son To Know About Me series.  Today’s topic is – “Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.”

Be sure to check out all 30 Things I want my Son to Know About Me — as I’ll be adding a link there to each of the 30 topics as I finish them.

Fear #1 – I’m afraid that I am a bad mom

I so fear that something I’ve done, or said, or a choice I made has or will mess my son up.

Scar him for life…

Seriously, I really do fear I am a big #momfail. This fear came about during my last trimester of pregnancy. The reality that “I” was having a baby sunk in and I began to experience all these fears. Now eleven years later, I still have this fear.

I do the best I can, but worry that just maybe… my best isn’t good enough.

Fear #2 – I am afraid of public speaking

I don’t mind speaking to small groups of people, especially if I’m prepared, and not what I’m talking about, but I really, really, don’t like to be in front a a large group of people (especially if I know them) speaking. Can you say, “Anxiety attack”?

It’s funny that I actually took two speech classes (and got A’s in both) in college, but let me tell you, my nerves were shot, my stomach was a mess, and I thought I was going to pass out before each and every speech I got up to do.

Fear #3 – I am afraid of developing Alzheimers

The thought of not being able to remember my loved ones or all the things I’ve learned over the years terrifies me.


I’ve always had a zest for learning and to think one day I would just forget it all, scares me. And to not recognize my son or my husband — is heartbreaking.

I think these are probably my 3 biggest fears. Not sure how legitimate they seem, but they are real fears to me. Oh, I also suffer from musophobia.

Come back next Sunday when the topic is – “Describe your relationship with your spouse.”

What’s one of your fears?


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