Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Old habits die hard

So do you have a habit that you just cannot get rid of no matter what you try? I know that I have things that I have done for as long as I can remember and don't even remember when or how they started.

* I tend to bite my nails. A LOT. I don't think I'm capable of growing nails past the end of my fingers. Mind you even if I cut them short, I still must bite off every. little. piece. that is left. A lot of times I end up biting them until they bleed.

* I stress out in large crowds. I actually know where this one originated from. It came from the time I went to Pullman in high school and was forgotten by my chaperone and classmates for almost 2 hours. Yeah they just walked off and left me(the kids thought I was with the chaperone, the chaperone thought I was with the kids).

So.... I'm sure you can imagine the terror that was residing in my heart all day last Friday and Saturday when I was at the Key Arena for the Women of Faith conference. Thankfully, one of the other women I went with understood my fear(no matter how irrational) of being 'forgotten' by them. So she let me be my clingy McClingerstien self. I did WONDEFULLY for the most part. That is aside from when we went to lunch and I almost lost them in the crowd. More on Women of Faith in tomorrow's post.

1 comment:

welshnikki said...

I totally get why you are scared of crowds. Lots of people have fears that make a lot less sense than yours!