I know, I know. It seems silly to be afraid of a balloon popping; but, truth be told, it was one of my greatest fears. I know it may be trivial to some, but sometimes small things like these are earth shattering to others.
One of the reasons why I want to talk about it today is because I actually met someone this week that has the same fear I once had! (I thought I was the only one!)
Living with Fear and Getting Over It
I could never be around balloons because they always filled me with anxiety.
I think my fear stemmed from when I was young and was forced to play that terrible game of ‘balloon pop’. Many of the birthday parties I went to had the game where money would be stuffed inside the balloon and the only way to get it was to pop it. While it seemed innocent, I was actually traumatized by cousins who would take the balloon, put a fork to it, and pop it in my face. Left… POP. Right… POP. Under you… POP. “Hey Loren!… POP!” Popping was going on everywhere! And after many birthdays, I suddenly found myself with a fear. Read more