The Ten Day “You” Challenge – Day 8

10 Dec

Okay, I’m a slug. I’ve been feeling tired and drained, I’ve been busier than busy, and I probably have more excuses than shoes for not finishing this challenge by now. That’s saying a lot. But finally, I’m on Day 8. Fears. Better delayed than never

I think if you had asked me about 15 years ago what my fears are, I would have a list longer than a five year old’s wish list for Christmas. Before my husband now, I was afraid of a lot. But I’ve come far since then. I’ve faced many obstacles, challenges and uneasiness… and have conquered several! Finding yourself helps you do that. There are still a few things that scare me… some beyond words. So lets explore and see if I can find eight.

Eight Fears

    1. Snakes.

    2. That my kids will find true happiness in their lives as they get older.

    3. Someday I’ll actually look as old as I am.

    4. Skiing.

    5. Spiders bigger than a nickel.

    6. That my health will take a turn for the worse.

    7. Driving on ice.

    8. Living one day longer than my husband.

A while back I could have added other fears. Things like mice, eating raw clams, speaking in public, and dealing with my ex-husband face to face. Not anymore. I’ve faced those things and, while discovering strength within myself, I have learned to conquer them. Well, I haven’t really conquered mice. I just don’t stand on tables when I see them anymore. Then again… I don’t pet them and invite them to dinner. Same with my ex.

Go ahead. Make a list of your fears. And see if, by this time next year, maybe–just maybe–you can cross at least one of them off the list. Find it within yourself to step outside of your comfort zone and overcome one of your fears! I can’t tell you how invincible you will feel!


4 Responses to “The Ten Day “You” Challenge – Day 8”

  1. Naveeka December 14, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    I’ve been waiting for your next post and finally I see it:) your fear no.1 is my first but no.8 would be 2nd for me:)
    I wrote a new post on brands and want you to read it so
    I don’t need to say this but I think you should know that I admire you a lot.


    • Sassy Auburn December 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

      Probably #8 would really be #2 for me as well. In fact, I thought of it before I even thought of #1 (but that’s only because I try not to think of #1 at all… ick.)

      Thank you for you sweet comments, Naveeka. I hope you check out my other writings at’s blog too!

      Keep reading, fashionista!


  2. collecthemomentsonebyone February 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    Wait, you’re scared that your kids will find true happiness when they grow up? I don’t mean to sound mean or judgmental, but could you explain why? I’m not a mother and I don’t know how it feels to have kids, so I don’t really understand this.


    • Sassy Auburn February 23, 2012 at 12:40 am #

      Absolutely. As kids–teens–right now, the world is full of happy times, dreams, ambitions. But sometimes things don’t go by the plan.I honestly feel they are happy now, and as a family we love the time we spend together. But, sad to say, they won’t be here forever. And I wish that they get what they WANT, not just what they have to have. I hope they find the love of their life like I did (but not after being treated terrible by my ex first). I hope they take everything that life has to offer them–take the blinders off and look around. Many kids nowadays expect a “great life” to fall into their laps. Most of the time YOU have to make that happen for you, do some searching, do some soul searching as well.


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