Saturday, June 22, 2013

Something You Probably Didn't Know About Me

I thought I would share something with you; something you may not know about me. I love these, because I love getting to know people. You'll probably laugh when you read it, but it wouldn't be the first time someone's laughed at it!

I am deathly afraid of butterflies and moths, so I suffer from Lepidopterophobia - not diagnosed, but I know I suffer from it! If a moth or butterfly comes near me, I will run a mile and squeal until it's gone. People tell me it's strange, but that's how it is, and it's more common than people think. Butterflies are pretty and everything, but there's something about their wings (and moth wings) that gives me the shivers, even now as I type this. I just shuddered. I've had this phobia for years, but it got even worse a few years ago. There was a butterfly in our bedroom, and of course, I screamed. I went down to get my fiancé and brought him up to get rid of it. When we came back, it had disappeared, so I think you can imagine how terrified I was. I'll literally never forget it! I was reluctant to sleep in the room until it was found and removed, but my fiancé told me not to be 'silly'. He obviously doesn't understand! Anyway, I stayed in the bedroom, and honestly for those few days, I didn't sleep much. I was so scared it would land on me or come near me. A couple of days later, early morning, the sun was rising and light was streaming in through the windows, it was so warm. You know when you turn over the pillow to get the cold side? Yeah, I did that...and the dead butterfly was underneath my pillow. I have never screamed so damn loud in all my life. How did it get there, was it waiting for me? I'll never know, nor do I want to know. I shudder thinking about it, it makes me feel physically sick. Seeing a picture of a butterfly or a moth makes me freak out. Call me weird, but I hate them with a passion. So, there's something you most likely didn't know about me.

Is it just me, or does anybody else suffer from this?


  1. Well I don't suffer from a fear of butterflies but I have a deathly fear of mice and other rodents. I'm a student and lived in an old flat this past year and we got mice in April... I had to move out and live with my friends until our lease was up. I didn't go back to the flat without someone with me. It's so bad I'm considering getting help for it. But anyway, I feel your pain! Donna x

    1. OMG that sounds absolutely terrifying! It's awful being so afraid of something, you will do anything to avoid it, haha!



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