Facing Fears

Our blog assignment this week is to pick a moment in your life where you conquered a fear.  It could be as small as killing a spider, or as large as skydiving.  The point is that you overcame your fear and accomplished something you were afraid to do.

This assignment must be 5-7 sentences paragraph to get full credit.  This assignment is worth 15 points and is due Monday October 28th at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on.  The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I love you more than statues…of course!!

Mrs. R

93 thoughts on “Facing Fears

  1. I am really scared of opening up about feelings and talking about myself. I don’t like to talk about home life, or mental heath, or emotions, regarding me. Although, I’m always there to listen to others when they want to open up. I don’t like the idea of people knowing I have struggles or that I feel emotions. I feel that my image should be someone who listens and helps. Talking about my issues make them real, and a lot of things I can’t even say out loud or admit to myself. However, a few months ago I decided to try it out and told one of my friends about a struggle that had never said out loud before. She wasn’t judgmental, and didn’t seem annoyed with me for trying to talk about myself. I didn’t feel better after, but I am still proud of myself and am less scared to maybe open up to someone again, maybe.

  2. Over the summer, I had the opportunity to go live with a host family for a month in Beijing, China. Although I was excited, the weeks leading up to this adventure I was terrified. I was worried I didn’t have the necessary language skills to communicate with my host family, and I had no idea how I was going to navigate the subway system in a city that has a population bigger than that of Florida. I ended up becoming a pro at the subway, and always stayed calm and patient when trying to talk to my host family. I would use google translate, or try to use words that I did know to explain what I meant. When it came to the subway, I never got mad at myself when I made a mistake because I knew I could always just get back on the other way. I ended up getting on many wrong lines and getting off track, but I stayed patient to make sure I could find my way back. I overcame my fear mainly by forcing myself to be patient, and knowing that the worst case scenario was never that bad.

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