“Fear cripples you, leaves you distressed and gives you an illusion of helplessness.” TillyJoanAdams
I have a fear of dogs, I mean: I’m even scared of puppies, yes I know they’re cute and adorable but hey, they’re just too jumpy for my liking, I mean I don’t want you to lick me… No matter how many times I’m told that they are harmless I can’t seem to get myself to believe that. I am one of those people that will cross to the other side of the road to avoid walking past a dog. It seems rather silly, right? I have super powers: My dog radar is on point, they’ll never get me lol.
I find facing my fears head on to be so liberating. I once stroked a dog and I was so pleased with myself (P.s It was a medium sized dog) but since then I haven’t found the courage to do that again. Recently my husband has taken a shine to dogs and spends hours watching funny dog videos (I hate it). He has expressed his desire to one day have a dog, thus I am now actively trying to overcome my fear (when I say actively, I mean I tolerate the videos) but I won’t lie it is very hard. I recently jumped for my life whilst at a bus stop because a dog walked past unexpectedly. Clearly, I have a long way to go.