Afraid of the Dark

Today, at work, the question, "What are you afraid of?" popped up.  

Some things I am afraid of are, heights, really deep water, spiders, and.... (sometimes)... the dark. 

I came home and thought a lot about this and why I am afraid to walk to my car after my night class and why I feel so intimidated by the dark.

I know why.

And tonight I finally got to watch this Thursday's episode of Private Practice and I felt really strongly about it.
So.... I write.

I don't want to be afraid of the fact that home invasions have increased in our city.
I don't want to be afraid that one day I won't be able to protect my family when I need to.
I don't want to be afraid because of my lack of experience...

I want to be able to rely on my ability to read situations and people.
I want to know what to do and when, in any situation.
I want to be strong.

So, what do I do about it?

will run... not for exersize....  for stamina.
will learn...  not English courses...  self defense.
will be aware...  take the precautions I need in order to keep myself and my family safe.

I will not be afraid.

*If you have not seen this week's Private Pracice episode, please be aware of graphic content that is not suitable for children.


  1. Nan, you are so open and honest and sweet. Boy! did Taylor ever hit the jackpot when he met you! Thank you Ken and Ruby for raising such a treasure!

  2. I saw that episode of private practice too, it's really sad how some people treat each other. I was never afriad of being out in the dark, until I moved out of Liverpool. Now it's a whole other story...... We just need to be cautious, not scared.