I was thinking that there are a lot of things I am afraid of. Sometimes I want to cower in a corner and cover my eyes, and hide under a blanket. Is that bad? Could be. But honestly, if you look for the positive in it, having fears and being afraid actually leads to great consequences like SAVING MONEY! Booyah.
So the next time you see something like this image on Pinterest, fret not...
When Being Scared Saves Me Money
- I'm scared of heights, which means I don't have to spend money on:
- Skydiving - Never!
- Bungee jumping - Scary!
- Rollercoasters - Okay I used to LOVE rollercoasters but I'm over that phase. I'm scared of them.
- Hot air balloons - I don't fall for those Groupons for hot air balloon rides. Pass.
- Ziplining - Sliding down a zipline? No thanks!
- Paragliding - Relying on a parachute? Not for me!
- Hanggliding - You get the point.
- Haunted Houses: I admit that I do like haunted houses, but I am terrified of them. I went with my friend once to those haunted houses during Halloween, and I closed my eyes the entire time I walked through it. I held onto her and just screamed with my eyes closed. I think I could have done that without paying $20.
- I'm Claustrophobic: I'm so claustrophobic it's not even funny. If my BF hugs me too tight I have to push him off. I hate airplane seats (unless I'm in first class). I also hate the middle seat of a car's backseat. This means I don't spend money on concerts or anywhere where there's going to be a crapload of people.
- The Dark: Yes I'm 24 and I'm afraid of the dark. I have tiny cataracts so my optometrist suggests that I avoid driving at night... see it's for my own safety. This saves me gas!
- Eating Raw Fish (and other exotic expensive food): I don't really like sushi unless it's a California roll or shrimp tempura. That's okay with me because going out for sushi gets expensive.
- Hot Yoga: This goes with my claustrophobia issue. I don't like feeling stuck in a room, especially in a really hot room where I can't escape. Add exercise to that and I would be having panic attacks while doing hot yoga. I do like pilates though but thankfully not hot yoga since that would be another huge expense for me.
- Losing: I hate losing so I don't gamble or go to casinos although we have a plethora of them here. My friends and I used to go in college and I would royally suck at the penny slots and roulette, so I only like to play with fake money now.
- Sharks: I will not scuba dive in the deep! I will snorkel though.
- My Car Breaking Down in the Middle of Nowhere: I'm overly paranoid with my car. I check my tires all the time with my pressure checker to avoid flats, I bug my BF to change my oil every 4,000 miles, and if anything seems off, I'll be bugging him to check on it. I like to think this saves me money!
Geez, I sound like a wimp. This post should be renamed to "When Being a Wimp Saves Me Money". In all good fun, this post was just to inspire you that being afraid is okay sometimes, and you don't have to leave ALL of your fears behind. We're human, we're not robots (not yet anyway).
What are you afraid of? Please tell me I'm not the only wimp here!