I Want to Face My Fears

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    I am what people call a nyctophobic (the fear of the dark). For as long as I can remember I have been afraid of the dark Yes I am aware that I am 21 years old, but we all have our fears. I can not remember what exactly made me afraid of the dark but what ever it was did a real...
    broken1228 broken1228
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2013

    There isn't a day that goes by

    that I don't think about myself coming out to my mom and dad. I will not only change my life and world, but theirs allong with it... that is, if they decide to be part of it. Sometimes I fantasize having Nicholas Cage's power in "Next" (If you haven't seen it, do, it's good)
    22-25, M
    Dec 15, 2015


    Now that I think about it...I really don't want to face them. I'll keep them in the closet, under the bed, and...oh yeah...there's that one in the basement too.
    weekender1 weekender1
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2013
    gwenllian gwenllian
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2015

    got to face the fear of learning to drive

    but going to keep trying.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 5, 2015

    Facing fear isn't a memory of being scared,

    it's a moment in your life of being courageous. You are looking something in the eye that you never could before and saying that your not going to let it change what you do with your life. That's why I always feel the need to face my fears, not that I'm super woman, or that I...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 24, 2015

    I always hated speaking publicly,

    presenting or being the centre of attention in fear of loosing face. Still, I volunteered every time while at uni. Now, doing my masters I am one the best and most confident presenters. Only my closest friends know I still hate it and shake every time. I often take valerian...
    Sunflair Sunflair
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2014

    This is a great video

    that helped me and can help others! Sky Williams is an amazing person and very motivational and funny YouTuber. I urge anyone dealing with depression/suicide as well to look up his video on that too. I know life is hard but "Fear" is just an obstacle! You can use it positively...
    IcedJuice IcedJuice
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    my greatest fear is ending up like a husk.

    I've seen it happen to others, they just become detached and they're unable to really...live it seems, they just fold into themselves, maybe that is an inevitability but i dont want the same thing to happen to me. So i desperately cling to that small little flame inside of me...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive
    22-25, M
    May 13, 2014

    I just realized I have no fears they're just

    overthought in my mind and now I can relinquish many burdens.
    lightning58 lightning58
    18-21, T
    May 29, 2014

    When the things that you rely on to get you

    through the day, confidently optimistically and resiliently, are taken away from you, what are we left with? After burning myself out and pushing past life's warning signs over and over, I was force to see my natural protection mechanisms for what they were. Ironically, they...
    dafunkofamadhatter dafunkofamadhatter
    26-30, M
    Oct 17, 2015

    I'm trying to track down a clip of someone

    talking about the stages of dealing with fear long-term. I'm armed with so much knowledge on what fear is and how we can turn it around. I've definitely implemented those as well... I've transformed my days and I'm so grateful. But someone's experience with fully integrating...
    dafunkofamadhatter dafunkofamadhatter
    26-30, M
    Aug 1, 2015

    F.E.A.R. it is easy to let its ugly face appear.

    I just came face-to-face with triangle of fear. This can cause one to run....fast from something beautiful, amazing and even euphoric. This can cause some to come up with elaborate stories, lead someone along because they are afraid to live their own real life. Also, it can...
    drooniedat drooniedat
    41-45, M
    Aug 4, 2015

    We are dating for 2 months.

    .. I fall in love with him.... He makes me happy and sad at the same time.... Is dating an INFP guy this exhausted?
    sillykim sillykim
    26-30, F
    Oct 26, 2014

    I am going to face my biggest fear.

    On my own. I feel confident and terrified at the same time. Hopeful for a positive outcome but doubtful. Sometimes you don't know if you're making a mistake until you have reached the point of no return.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 16

    I am so done with my life holding me back.

    I somehow graduated college and now live in California yet I'm still not happy. I'm at a point in my life where all I can think about is singing and performing and making music but I don't know how to tell anybody. I grew up playing instruments & have always been good at them. I...
    singthebodyelectric singthebodyelectric
    22-25, F
    Aug 14, 2015

    Facing my fears is one thing I would like to do.

    It would help me grow and live life fully.
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    Mar 15, 2014

    Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself...

    We've all heard this saying. There's nothing to fear but fear itself. But how many of us believe this to be true? What is the purpose in fear? Some of us are afraid to be our true Self. Some of us afraid to fall in love. Some of us afraid to take the next step in our life, even...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope
    26-30, F
    Oct 15, 2013

    I know how many people would put a word

    for many different phobias - whether common or uncommon. A while back, I shared a brief story on my phobias of heights and ocean depths, but those are just two of the fears I have. And sadly, they are fears that I don't encounter on a day-to-day basis. I fear of immense failure...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes
    Oct 11, 2015

    Friendly Beasts

    I've suffered from a lot of nightmares, both in my childhood and during my teenage years. One dream I've frequently encountered, has included a human-like monster which never fails to terrify the hell out of me! However, in one dream I decided that this monster was simply...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 15, 2010

    Do you have a fear of vomiting?

    i had it last night i had to grow through it. there was no way out. i felt like this is what life is all about. even if you don't want to confront your fear. situations somehow makes u to face ****.
    maubunt maubunt
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    Most of the things we fear never happen.

    Or if they do happen, they are rarely as bad as we fear they will be. For most of us, fear is the worst thing that will happen to us. Reality isn’t as painful.
    lindwe lindwe
    26-30, F
    Mar 23

    Here I am... That is what I'm thinking now.

    When I look back I know I can be proud of what I overcame. But now I'm here... and the difference between then and now is that I do not have the same energy and perseverance anymore. I am only twenty years old and I feel outlived with still such a long time to go. I feel like...
    Paeka Paeka
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 3, 2015

    What Is There Really to Lose?

     All my life I've been afraid. Afraid of people and their judgement, yet they have judged me and I'm still here. Afraid of humiliation and embarasement, which is always a possibility, and yet it is more what i regret not doing for this reason than the himiliation or...
    eaglescorpio eaglescorpio
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2009

    I lost my talent. It was misery.

    I was an expert in misery, writing to strangers worldwide giving advice and flawlessly understanding their situations and what they could do about it. I lost that talent some years ago. The words just didn't flow the same, my mind refused to commit to other people's problems...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    26-30, M
    May 5, 2015

    That hollow in the pit of your stomach,

    when a slew of bad memories lunges at you and it freezes you cold in your tracks. The fear of that crushing feeling, followed by spreading numbness.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    I No Longer Want To Be A Driver

    I just had a most awful dream. It was with me right down to the wire and i was living it all over and over till i let myself open my eyes and accept another day had befallen me. I had been pulled over again by them dam routine checkpoint road cops and i had all my kids in the van...
    lafsnack lafsnack
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2012

    During my adolescence I had a crippling fear of

    the dark & to this day I believe the townhouse I lived in was haunted. A nightlight provided comfort but to get up for a glass of milk or go the bathroom gave me anxiety & the noises made it even worse so I tried my best to avoid it. A shadow lurking in a mirror would appear...
    livelymind livelymind
    18-21, F
    May 19, 2014

    I don't want to let irrational fears control me.

    I want to know why my thoughts scare me so much and I want to know why they started. I want to know why I feel so much guilt for having thoughts that I have no control over. I guess this is all part of suffering from OCD.
    Ladybug1321 Ladybug1321
    22-25, F
    Feb 11, 2014

    Nothing scarier than losing your balance

    for a second in the shower and thinking "Oh no, they're gonna find me nàked" 😂
    3st3ll3 3st3ll3
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2015


    I have fear inside about everything about my life. I'm scared to face my life after being betrayed by many people until now. Fear inside the mind will lead to negative thoughts, in turn more failures may occur. I want courage and be fearless to face this world. Hope God will...
    beingpositive beingpositive
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Sep 28, 2013

    As I stand there and stare at the reflection

    that the glass window pane holds, a sudden disgust forms within me. It is the reflection of the one and only person I've come to hate so over the years....William. I'd never felt this disgusted about anyone, that was before I had seen what he'd really was....then it ticked a...
    Cooper802 Cooper802
    18-21, M
    Jun 7, 2015

    Do NOT get intimidated by people

    when you know you have capability.
    NikeWin NikeWin
    13-15, F
    Aug 10, 2015

    Fears and Phobias

    I have always believed in facing my fears.  I often go out of my way to face a fear so that it will no longer be one. I thought I had a fear of heights and couldn't even get onto the top of a step ladder.  To fix this problem I went rock climbing.  It was...
    danielle17374 danielle17374
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Sep 10, 2008

    Still Scared

    I am 21 now, and I don't have the fears I think I should. I fear things like money problems and doing well in school, but my controlling fears are more those of a five year old: fear of what's in the dark, fear of waking up and seeing something, fear of something supernatural...
    iamimagine iamimagine
    18-21, F
    Nov 19, 2011

    Once I faced my fears.

    ..and I got beaten up...the pathetic thing is she is moving back in...:/
    deleted deleted
    Aug 25, 2014

    Forget everything and runaway,

    or face everything and rise?
    deleted deleted
    Nov 8, 2015

    I just want to know if anyone has experienced

    or is experiencing empty nest syndrome ?
    ginfig ginfig
    Oct 11, 2015


    Slowly but surely this wall is crumbling. Someday I'll speak out.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Oct 3, 2013


    Webster's dictionary defines it . . . .FEAR . . . dread; alarm; anxiety; unpleasant emotion caused by coming evil or danger; to regard with fear; hesitate; shrink from; revere. Feet frozen I stand before the forboding forest of fear yet again paralyzed in its shadows that...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 9, 2013

    What causes the fears

    that you and I have? Does it always work to say "just get over it"? I don't think so. I think fears have an emotional attachment, and they need to be matured into... or away from. You can accomplish the getting over your fears by just doing it, and seeing that there really...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 19, 2014

    So, I've decided to start writing in hope

    that I’d improve my English from this. Writing in English has been a big struggle for me ever since I went back to school from working. Every time I begin writing, I feel like my brain stops functioning as if I do not have anything to write about and I become extremely...
    applejang applejang
    26-30, F
    Oct 12, 2014

    How To Face Your Fears

    1. Instead of burying and avoiding your fears, find the courage to face and examine them. Often fears are rooted in uncertainty and insecurity. If we admit this, we can master them. 2. Try and figure out what is behind the fear. Is it a bad experience from the past – something...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 31, 2013

    Does anyone like ear piercing?

    ...I just have tragus piercing today. I feel like I can overcome my fear after it done.
    Tikksunisa Tikksunisa
    18-21, F
    Dec 16, 2014

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