Halloween just passed, and the general theme of halloween is the 'spooks', but more specifically, 'fear'. Halloween has always been something I've loved and wanted to get involved with (it's not very popular here down in Australia), except for one tiny aspect about the dark festivities... spiders.
I'm terrified of spiders. I have arachnophobia and it's crippling. The one thing I hate the most about deviantArt, is the fact that every time I go to the Macro>Photography section, I have to spend the next 10-30 minutes recollecting myself and calming my paranoia because I've just had the biggest scare and adrenaline rush after seeing a zoom-in, macro shot of a spider's body. Even writing this makes me feel edgy and nervous. Seriously, am I the only one who goes through this? WHY IS THIS EVEN OKAY?!
So thinking about it a little more, spiders and insects are one form of my fears. But then it makes me think, what other fears do I have? What fears do YOU have? Not just phobias and what not, but insecurities about the world, about others, about yourself.
"What are you afraid of?"
Myself personally, I can say I'm afraid (?) of painting with acrylic, oils and larger pieces and bodies of work, I'm uncomfortable with painting landscapes and environments.
What else? I'm afraid of letting people down. I'm afraid of becoming an adult and growing up. I'm afraid of failure and of the unknown. I'm afraid of being unhappy with where I am 'now', at any point in my life.
There's so many different types of fears and insecurities that I've come to realize (besides from arachnophobia, which I've had for life?), and it makes me really think that it's about time I tackle these fears (I'm not tackling my arachnophobia, that's damn outright #fackthatville).
So tell me, what are you afraid of?