Most of us had, or still have, irrational childhood fears that plagued us until our coping skills kicked into gear. We each have that one (or two) things that we just can’t kick. For me, it’s having the closet door open while I’m trying to fall asleep. I don’t know why but it still bugs me if the closet door is open. It’s like my brain is 5 years old again and thinks a monster is going to jump out while I’m sleeping. The odd thing is I don’t even recall having the issue as a kid but maybe that’s because I always kept it closed growing up.
// by Angelia Embler