THINGS THAT SCARED ME AT 10 VS THINGS THAT SCARE ME AT 35

Funny how things change.
  1. 10: My 10yo friends being mean to me.
    Kids are so mean.
  2. 35: My 10yo's friends being mean to her.
    Like, SO MEAN.
  3. 10: Failing a test.
    I had a mental block about memorizing math facts. I was sadly very familiar with facing this fear.
  4. 35: Failing. Period.
    And succeeding. And really anything that involves change.
  5. 10: Disappointing my parents.
    Somehow they always knew when I lied about my homework.
  6. 35: Disappointing my kids.
    Do I spend too much time on my phone? Am I doing it now?
  7. 10: Stranger danger.
    Windowless vans meant run the other way.
  8. 35: Oh god that construction guy is really part of a sex trafficking ring isn't he?? My kids can never leave the house again.
  9. 10: Strep Throat
    Anything but that stupid strawberry medicine again.
  10. 35: Cancer
    I may have been banned from using WebMD.
  11. 10: That one vampire story from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
    You know the one. I had nightmares for years.
  12. 35: That one vampire story from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
    Guess what? I still do.