Today we are gathering to share bits and pieces of our selves in this meme hosted by There’s A Book.
Each week, our host poses a questions that will chip away at those bits and pieces of our hidden selves.
Today’s question: WHAT IS YOUR ABSOLUTE GREATEST PHOBIA?
Okay, now I’m really getting anxious. Just thinking about my phobias sets me on edge…lol.
Okay, here we go. My absolute greatest fear is NEVER HAVING ENOUGH.
Maybe it’s more of a fear of not having “enough” of whatever it is I love. If I love doing it, then more would be better. If I have to have that new book, just in case it’s not there when I want to read it, then I’ll buy it. Which is probably why my stacks looked like this a few months ago. And this is only a portion of what I had. There were a few stacks here and there throughout the house!
Or how about this? I have twenty blogs. Now why would anyone in her right mind create blog after blog…ad nauseum? I love creating them, and the urge to create drives me to another one. I even created one to help me deal with the out-of-control stacks, called Curl up and Read.
I used to constantly redecorate my house, but nowadays, the budget prohibits such expenditures.
It’s probably pointless to speculate on how I got here. I’m sure that feeling deprived as a child set the tone for that. Strangely enough, we weren’t poor. But the treats were few and far between.
Obsessive collecting of books, blogs, and other items (I even have a blog for my Collections!) is a by-product of this fear of not having enough.
I’m sure there are more sane ways to deal with this fear—and I’m working on it. Perhaps the awareness is the first step. However, I’ve been “aware” for awhile now, and I’m still plugging along obsessively…lol.
What is your biggest fear? Dare to share….