Facing Fears

Everybody is scared of something. Some fears may seem silly, because according to experts, our fear source are magnified in our minds. There are lots of reasons for being fearful. Usually they stem from something that may have happened during childhood or a bad experience.

I can’t explain where my personal fears come from. Clowns frighten the begeebees out of me. Okay, this guy is especially scary, and he’ll be deleted on the blog is up and running, but all clowns look like this to me. They give me the creeps.scary

I am not fond of flying either. I do it if I have to, but I don’t enjoy it. For years, I hid my dread from my kids, because their dad told me if they were aware I was scared, then they’d be frightened too. I revealed my air panic once they were adults. Guess what? Neither of them like to fly.


I’m not a fan of thunderstorms. Although I’ve survived an F-5 hurricane and F-5 tornado, neither was the reason for my anxiety. I didn’t like them as a child, and I don’t care for them now. My dog shakes through them too. Together we hide under the covers until the storm blows over.


Finally, I’m terrified to speak in public. I’m sure I am not alone. Last weekend, I had the privilege to speak at the Moody Community Library’s annual tea. I was nervous the whole week before. I contemplated writing what I would say and reading, but decided to wing it instead so I’d sound more natural. I rehearsed for my dogs many hours before showtime, stumbling the whole time.  sign This turned out to be an easy fear to face. The crowd was small, but energetic, and they put me at ease right away. I ended up having a wonderful time and met some great people. Maybe some fears aren’t warranted.

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Speaking in front of others may be the one fear I defeat.  I hope so.

Okay readers, what about you? What terrifies you the most?


About Debra Jupe

Hi, I’m Debra and I write romantic/suspense novels, with a bit of steam and a lot of fun. Creating stories is my passion. My favorite days are when I can tune out the universe, huddle over my laptop, and let my imagination go wild. More of my loves My kids-I am the proud mom of two. Son, Stephen and daughter, Hannah. I’m also a proud mother-in-law to Astrid and Ryan. I’m a huge animal lover and am “mom” to a houseful of adopted fur-babies. Animals know, when they show up at my house, they have a forever home. Texas-I’m a lifetime Texan. Born in Waco, I grew up in a small town, south of the city. In my early 20’s, I left and lived in different areas within the state. Twenty-eight years later, I happily returned home. I hope to have one more move in me. My dream is to live by the ocean, sit on the deck with a glass of wine and write. Bucket List accomplishments-In my 40’s, I did something I’d always wanted to do, which was return to school and further my education. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in 2011. My day job is working in the education system, teaching special needs children. Inspiration-Growing plants in my flower beds, painting, photography, travel (love the beach), I was born to shop-now if I just had the money, and I can be easily bribed with a tasty meal of Mexican food. Oh yeah, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Writing-I received my first publishing contract with The Wild Rose Press in 2013, and my initial release debuted in September the same year. I’m an active member of the Central Texas Romance Writers of America Chapter, and I serve as secretary of the group. Amazon.com, WildRosePublishing.com Follow me on twitter @AuthorDebraJupe Keep up with the latest updates by liking my Facebook page www.facebook.com/authordebrajupe DebraJupe@gmail.com or on my Facebook page Author Debra Jupe
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