Everyone has fears.
Some are debilitating. Some are not.
Mine are not debilitating, but they do send me into a tizzy just thinking about them.
Every fear I have revolves around traveling, which is bizarre given my profession and lifestyle.
My biggest fear is drowning.
I'm an asthmatic and understand what it feels like to be unable to breathe.
I'm pretty sure that this is where my fear stems from.
But the thing is, I'm not just simply afraid of drowning.
I'm afraid of drowning in a plane crash.
My father swears that when a plane crashes into the ocean you're dead on impact.
But I feel like I'd be the lone survivor suffocating and drowning to death.
I pray to God that if I'm ever in a plane crash, we fly straight into a mountain or the ground and just blow up.
But I hear pilots always look for water.
Downgraded from that fear, I have a couple irrational and dramatic fears.
I fear that I will run out of food on a plane and starve.
Not really starve. But kind of starve.
I seriously pack so many snacks on flights, you'd think I was hoarding food.
And best believe I get tomato juice every time that carts comes down the isle.
That stuffs filling!
And I want to be as full as can be come landing.
Have you ever landed, think your flight is over, but noooooo... A gate isn't available and you have to sit on the plane for over an hour?
Yeah, this happens to me... often.
And this is when my tomato juice bevies and pre-packed snacks come in handy.
The best snack to travel with, for me, are peanut butter filled pretzels.
They take up little space in a carry on, are super satisfying, not too smelly and so incredibly filling.
I also have a fear of sitting next to an ex boyfriend or someone from my past.
Could you imagine how awkward that would be?
Having uncomfortable small talk with them for an entire flight.
Oh. My. Word.
It makes me squirm just thinking about it!
Do you have any overly dramatic or completely irrational fears... or is it just me?