Okay. Number one. I'm scared of losing loved ones. I grew up in a family that owned a funeral home, so death was all around me. And as a kid, you know, I probably was exposed to more death than the average person. So, I would literally walk into my parents room and stand over their bed and make sure they were breathing.
Number two. Roller coasters. For one of our school events we went to Astro World which was the big place to go in Houston at the time, and because of peer pressure I succumbed to getting on a roller coaster, and I screamed so loud that I locked my jaw, and I walked around the rest of that day as a thirteen year old girl with my mouth wide open. It was haunting, and I've never forgotten it. I haven't gone on a roller coaster since.
Number three. The dentist. When I go I have to take my husband and he has to hold my hand and I cry through the whole thing.
Number four. I'm just deathly scared of pain. When I was very young, too young, eighteen years old, I was pregnant and I gave birth naturally because it happened so quickly. And it was just excruciating pain, and my baby was born stillborn. So, I equate pain a lot with that event.
Number five. Being a burden to my family as I age. For goodness sakes my daughter, my youngest daughter, she loses things all the time. She loses her cell phone, she loses her passport, she loses things and I just can imagine being in her hands. Something not good would happen. She's going to kill me for that one.
Number six. Choking to death. My husband had a friend who was alone and choked on a piece of food and died. And when he told me that it just scared me, you know? Because, I mean, I'm alone often, and I eat. It could certainly happen. I've actually YouTubed, if you're choking what to do, things like that. Just trying to be prepared. You have to kind of, like, get on your feet like a push up sort of and drop.
Number seven. Scary movies. If I want to be scared I can turn on the news. I don't need to pay for that.
Number eight. Not doing enough. I'm a realtor, and I'm a mother, and a wife, and a sister. So, you know, sometimes you just feel like you fall short. But in terms of political work I have traveled the country attending Trump rallies and it's taken a whole lot of my time. I put my real estate business on the back burner. So in that regard I probably have done enough.
Number nine. Fear of war. I'm concerned that our country is so divided that it is possible that there could be a civil war. Hate is a very big motivator for some people.
Number ten. Fear of the country my grandson will inherit. Almost every woman I know probably has a me too moment, including myself. Like, I worked for a builder, and he spoke to me in a sexual manner. And it got to the point where I was uncomfortable enough to leave, and I was contacted by another woman who had a similar situation and she asked me to join her lawsuit and I did. And I looked directly at him in the deposition and told him what he did and told him it wasn't okay. And he was fired. But, I just don't think that every man should be looked at as guilty. Like, look at Judge Kavanaugh. I thought it was shameful that a man was attacked in the way that he was with zero proof and found guilty by the left immediately. I think about my grandson. What if that happens to him?
My name is Trisha Hope and these are 10 things that scare me.