Today’s #bloganuary post asks about a conquered fear.
I think it’s probably pretty obvious from the title what I was afraid of ( in case it isn’t, I was terrified of spiders).
But when you garden, particularly if you garden organically, spiders are one of the “good guys,” or a garden helper. So it’s not useful to be terrified.
How did I conquer my fear? In the usual way, of course, by becoming familiar with what I am most afraid of. I just watched and studied the numerous spiders in the garden and gradually I became fascinated and not fearful.
Even indoors now, I generally just let them be unless they are in a totally unsuitable place (running around the bedroom qualifies, for example. I have found a spider bite on my face in the morning. Most unwelcome!)
Otherwise, there are now very few spiders that I am afraid of–and for those, there’s a handy organic product called “spiders away ” that works if I need it!