Number one is a fear of not upholding my mother's standards. It was not that she set such high standards for you to follow but it was a way that she lived her life. We grew up in the country, in Madisonville, and the doors were never closed. People would pass by and the next thing you know they're sitting down having a cup of coffee. Then the next thing you know a cake is going in an oven, or biscuits are going in the oven. So it's a great thing. It's hard to do that today, but it's a part of life that I love.
Number two. Fear of not being a good role model for my daughter.
Number three. Fear of not learning in the course of a day.
Four is a fear of not reaching my full potential in life. My oldest sister died when I was 13 years old. When her death came, I saw a part of my mother die. And I learned from that and I learned to be a stronger person.
And I got to college and play tennis and I was just a self-taught tennis player. And the professor said, "Well in order to pass this class you have to beat me in a match." "Sure." So I beat him. Then we get a jogging class and he says, "Well in order to pass this class, you have to jog a 24-mile marathon." "No problem, let's go." And I just did it. It was like just reach back on faith and you go for it.
Until I got to about my third year of college and found out it wasn't going the way I thought it was gonna go. So I had to get to work and I came in here, and I fell in love with the restaurant business. Fell in love with the way Miss Chase does things.Just to see the way that she would get here in the morning and start cooking and then late at night we could be three or four o'clock in the morning and then she just didn't burn out.
Five. Fear of not succeeding. Will I be happy when this is all over? Will I step out and get my own restaurant? I don't know. And I don't know what success is.
Number six is a fear of money. Never had it for one thing. But it's a corruption at the same time. Where you just got to work work work work work make money make money make money make money.
Seven is a fear of not retiring to enjoy life. I got Miss Chase back there who's 95, ever so close to 96 with no signs of retirement in the near future. And I'm like yeah, how am I supposed to retire? It's kind of rough to leave her hanging out. So I just don't see it in the in the future. I really don't.
Eight is the fear of being lonely.
Nine is a fear of the unknown. What's going to happen when I'm gone? What's it gonna be like? And you never get anybody to come back and say, "Well we're having a good old time!"
And ten is a fear of snakes. Gives you the willies just thinking about them.
My name is Cleo Robinson and these are 10 of my greatest fears.
And that blew that didn't it?
My name is Cleo Robinson and these are 10 things that scare me.