Some days you meet your fear.
And some days - you meet you LITERALLY meet your fear.
Let me back up a bit...
I have a home Voice-over studio in my home. Well, calling it a 'studio' is a stretch since it's a space small enough to only fit one person no taller than me... but it's got all the gear and the silencing so a 'home studio' it is! And this tiny studio has been serving me well this past year when I was able to work remotely on various jobs. Today was one of those lucky days where I got to work off of my teeny tiny home studio. No need for shoes! I can slip right in in my PJ's and actually work in that little nook in the wall. A nook that once was a closet and today is my quiet little sanctuary. But this little 'sanctuary' is rather dark, warm and tight. I can get sweaty in that warm space and aching for more space. And it's so dark in there and my small battery power LED light only lives on for a couple of hours at most.
Imagine my bewilderment today when I had a visitor in my little home studio.
And not just ANY visitor: a full blown SPIDER stared at me from the top of my microphone's pop filter as I was about to open my mouth and speak to it!!!
Oh. I may have failed to mention that I AM TERRIFIED OF SPIDERS.
Yup. I have arachnophobia and today I got to, quite literally, meet my fear.
So what happened, you may wonder? Well, the good news is that the spider didn't eat me (don't laugh now - irrational fears are IRRATIONAL y'know...) and the other good news is that I worked through it and did my job DESPITE the fear bubbling inside of me.
Today I met my fear and beat it.
And acknowledged it and continued on.
I met a spider up close, and I lived to tell about it.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman