Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Shark Bait!

Against my better judgment I'm throwing caution to the wind.  I've decided NOT to trust my instincts.  That must be why every single fiber of my being is rejecting this bold initiative.  Even my insides are screaming, "Woman, Have you LOST your flippin mind?".  But what can I say, there comes a time when you have to make a choice.  Sink, or swim?  I choose to swim.  We all have fears right?!  Please say YES!  Assuming everyone else has fears makes me feel a tad less like the irrational lunatic that I clearly am!  You see, I am terrified of the OCEAN.  Actually, that's not completely accurate. What I fear most are sinking boats and man-eating SHARKS!!!  People, have you not seen Jaws... The Titanic, POSEIDON?!  Holy Hell!!!  I'm getting a anxiety attack just thinking about it.  Yes, I get that I'm a grownup and that these are movies, but for the life of me I just can't get over the fear of DYING at sea!  It's insane, I know!  Yet still, I fear the ocean.   Well, enough already!  I'm done with this!  I've decided to HARNESS my FEAR.  I've resolved to embrace it in hopes of  overcoming it.  Isn't that what a shrink would suggest?!  I can't believe I've gone and done this, but I have! I booked a DEATH Cruise, oops I mean a super fun Carnival Cruise!  I swore I'd NEVER do this, but what the hell right?!  Mary Mother of God, please let me come back from this vaca ALIVE!  Please!!!  
Genevieve

3 comments:

WordsByKatie said...

You are not the only one with irrational fears-- I am deathly afraid of heights. 15th floor balcony room at a hotel? No, thank you.

But, good for you for attempting to overcome your fear! I'm going on my first cruise in July, too.

The good news is that a shark is SIGNIFICANTLY smaller than a cruise ship. I doubt he'd be taking a bite out of it...

Genevieve said...

Thx for sharing Katie! I really do hope to enjoy the cruise! I leave in 3 weeks. AHHHHHH!!! Thank God there's a SPA! (giggle) I plan on pretending I'm on land the entire time! I feel like I HAVE to do this, not sure why...

Anonymous said...

Hey Gen,
We just came back from our first family cruise and we absolutely loved it. I am terrified of a lot of stuff but mostly elevators and heights. A 14 floor boat and I took the stairs. I understand irrational fears but you are right to try and face them.
Just drink a little more, our fears aren't as bad then.
Annie

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