As Halloween is fast approaching I thought I’d take the time today to speak about something that’s quite funny but actually very real – first world fears! By this I mean fears people have that wouldn’t have been around 10 or so years ago and fears that those less privileged than us wouldn’t experience (so in perspective, they can sound a bit silly!).
This was actually supposed to be a sponsored post but I had a company let me down so I thought I’d upload it anyway as I thought it was quite an interesting thing to see what others ‘first world fears’ were! Here are a few of mine…
My Blog Disappearing
I mean, this one is pretty obvious as to why I’m afraid of it. This will be my 200th upload on Black Tulip Beauty and I can’t even begin to explain the amount of work I’ve put into this site! It’s brought me opportunities I never in a million years imagined I’d get, let alone have the confidence to do. The idea of waking up one day to nothing terrifies me as it’d essentially be over a years worth of hard work gone.
Sending A Suggestive Text/Image To The Wrong Person
This is my worst nightmare. Like, completely. I’ve sent messages to the wrong people loads of times before which is why I’m super duper careful when it’s something I REALLY would not want to go to the wrong person. I always get really paranoid though that somehow, something inappropriate would end up going to one of my family members or something. IMAGINE, I’d never live it down.
I’m a lot better with this fear now than I used to be. I used to run through the fish aisle in the supermarket because I couldn’t even look at them. I have no idea where this fear came from and I don’t think I ever will because I’ve never even touched a prawn, let alone eaten one as far as I’m aware. It might possibly be because I think of them as “bugs of the sea” but I’m not even that afraid of land bugs. It’s a confusing one and I don’t even understand it myself.
Your First World Fears
Now I’ve shared some of my first world fears, I asked people on Twitter what theirs were and had a good giggle at a few!
“Not being near a toilet when my stomach goes” – Lisa Cowan
“Smudging my eyebrows while I’m out and about” – Andi Matzen
“I’ve always had the fear of showering and then someone robbing my house to find me stood naked in the shower” – Ellie Phillips
“Online banking makes me really anxious incase the bank has been hijacked by scammers, so I have to check the full URL both before logging in and logging off, I also still don’t have a contactless card” – Chloe Elizabeth
“Accidentally sending a nude to the wrong person (e.g. family members) and my blog/social media platforms being somehow erased completely” – Alice Hobbis
“I live in fear of going on 5+ hour plane rides and not having WiFi… Most of them have but I went on one 11 hour flight that didn’t and I never want to experience that again!” – Hippie Within
“The toilets in the Eurostar terminal in Paris are unisex. Went in one day, a guy hadn’t locked the door. Walk in to everything on display. I now have a phobia of unisex toilets.” – Sophie
“Not receiving email confirmations. I just need that reassurance that it’s all gone through or I freak out.” – Katie Henry