I was tagged by @rozigetsfit (thanks!) for this one.
One insecurity: Rejection. I’ve spent most of my life “on the outside looking in” and I am always concerned I’ll never be totally accepted in a group. This is worse now that I am a lot older than most of the people I socialize with and I know my references are gonna be a LOT different from theirs.
Two fears: At my age I do not fear death: I don’t seek it or look forward to it but I’m not going to bust myself trying to prevent it. But my biggest fear is living a life that is nothing: just existing in a bed somewhere having someone else tend to my basic needs without me taking any part, or at best a minimal part. (That’s a major reason I started this journey.) That and losing touch with my family and friends.
Three turn-ons: Books - really any media - about people shrinking (scroll down my blog and check out my reviews of Just a Few Inches), music with a good beat and sharp, clean harmonies, and sentimental old-style romance
Four life goals: To complete a marathon, to see my grandchildren succed in their adult lives, to complete a bicycle ride of over 100 miles and to carry the torch as part of an Olympic cross-country relay
Five things I like: Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate (72% cacao or higher), Doctor Who, the Beatles, spending time with my grandkids, long bicycle rides
Six weaknesses: I am too empathetic to people’s “sob stories”, probably too forgiving, too much a sucker for a guilt trip, too trusting, too prone to panic attacks, and too quick to look at any problem and ask, “How was this my fault?”
Seven things I love: Being accepted by others, being included in group activities, Long bike rides on summer evenings, picnics in the park, people not being judgmental, a little gratitude for a job well done, quality time with family and friends
Eight people that I’m tagging: My apologies to anyone who’s already done one of these. Really, anyone who’d like to can take part! @therunningphysicist, @sternenblumen @teaofdreams @the–witcheress @lil-miss-confidence @odd-ponderer @sagecedarsrunning @madisonrobingetsfit