Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)


Randomly Me Monday: Volume Eight | 10 Day You Challenge

Hey, ya’ll!

I made it to Healy (Alaska) on Thursday and I think I have finally settled in.

The past few days have been a blur of training, unpacking, organizing, and just plain lazing about.

I don’t have any internet yet in my housing, so blog posts will be few and far between for the time being, unfortunately.

But, I thought I’d walk my butt across the road for some internet so I could get this post up.

Aren’t you thrilled?! 😉

Carrying on this week with the 10 Day You Challenge.

ten secrets, nine loves

Eight fears:

First off, I should say that I am not an overly fearful person. I try to have an optimistic view on life and see fear mostly as a waste of precious time. That being said, there are a few things that came to mind for this prompt…

1) Creepy crawlies–I have mentioned it before, but I have a huge fear of bugs. Spiders are especially scream inducing. I just think they are gross and don’t want them anywhere near me.

2) Heights–As long as I am strapped into/onto something, heights don’t really bother me; but if I am not…no thank you!

3) Being accused or convicted of a crime I didn’t commit–I can’t imagine anything worse than being thrown into jail for a crime I did not do. The thought freaks me out to no end. This is why the death penalty doesn’t sit so well with me. There have been cases of inmates on death row being exonerated of their crimes after years spent behind bars. It’s definitely something that gets me thinking.

4) Car accidents–This may sound morbid, but I think I would rather die of a disease or sickness than in a car crash. I know it may often be a quicker way to go, but the fear associated with it just scares me. I am fanatic about wearing a seat belt and I make any passengers in a car I am driving buckle up.

5) Being away from home if something happens–As a nomad at heart, being away from “home” (family and friends) for extended periods of time always makes my worrisome nature intensify. I fear that something major will happen and I won’t be able to get back quick enough. I am sure this is a fear that many expats and travelers have, but it’s something that is always in the back of my mind when I am away from Utah (and now Bulgaria).

6) Failure–I have a competitive nature and I hate failing. I think the fear comes in when I think about my long term future. I want to be successful in whatever it is that I choose to do. Right now these fears involve my career plans, family plans, and the big question of where Vince and I will find ourselves settled.

7) Hippos–Alright. Go ahead and laugh. But I think hippos are terrifying. Did you know they kill more people in Africa than any other wild animal?

8) I fear that I am out of things to say for this prompt! Kudos to you if you read this far. 🙂


Hope to be back in action with more posts and updates as soon as the internet is up.

Keep in touch!


Check out previous Randomly Me posts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7