Freckles in April: Scared of Everything

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Scared of Everything

If you read my post about my resolutions for 2018 you may recall that I wanted to take time to be creative. Normally I try to make my goals a lot more specific than that but, when it comes to creativity, you kind of just have to leave it open and see what happens.

I've had the itch for a while. Blogging regularly used to scratch it for me (I love to write- especially in short, snippety form) but now that I'm not doing it very often it's like the creative part of my brain found itself a sharp stick and has been jabbing at me in a very annoyed fashion almost any time I have a down moment. Every time I hopped on Pinterest or found a particularly lovely Instagram account or saw a gorgeous sunrise, I'd feel that poke poke poke and think, "I have GOT to make or do something."

When I made my resolution I had a mental list of options: take an art class of some sort, practice hand lettering more often, take more pictures with my nice camera, start a podcast, write a novel, find something new to blog about.

Honestly, I thought the podcast option was the absolute least likely thing to happen but then, one night a few weeks ago, I had crazy insomnia and spent hours thinking through all the things I'm afraid of and their associated emergency plans. I am scared of a LOT of things. Normal things, dumb things, legitimate things, irrational things. And I thought, "I'd like to talk about the things I'm scared of. I want to hear what other people are scared of. I SHOULD DO A PODCAST ABOUT THIS."

And thus Scared of Everything: A Podcast About Dumb, Weird and Irrational Fears was born.

I don't want to get your hopes up- this is entirely something I am doing for myself, to scratch my itch and stretch myself. It might be boring. It might be lame. But it's something that, so far, I have really enjoyed doing. It combines something I really love (short, snippety writing) with things that are entirely new to me (audio recording and editing and a lot of other tech stuff that has kicked my butt).

I spent a week and a half slowly sketching out the logo I had in my head only to run into technical issues when it came to digitizing it. So it's not my current logo and it may never be, but the finished product was never the point, was it? For that week and a half I'd periodically go, "OH! An umbrella!" and then run to find my pencil and add to my sketch or remove something that wasn't working and the sad, neglected, creative part of my brain laid down its stick and was happy.

You can listen to my very first episode right here or you can find it on iTunes!

And if you have a dumb, weird or irrational fear I'd LOVE to hear about it. I'm not quite sure how I'm going to handle outside submissions (read them myself? Have people come on and chat with me?) but you can email me at I've also set up an IG account to share pictures related to episodes (because fears really need visuals, you know?).

(PS Happy Valentine's Day!)

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  1. Hi, not a comment but a question, i run in Pinterest into a pin of a lovely dress you posted very long time ago ,it a DIY Kimono Sundress. is there a way to get its cut to follow? i would love to make one or two.. thak you, Ossnat

    1. Hi Ossnat! I posted a full tutorial right here-

  2. I was so excited when I saw your comment on my blog. I guess I haven’t checked in since 2016. I didn’t know you had returned to blogging. It was great to hear from you. I am scared of a lot of things too. In fact, my husband and I had a very thorough conversation (Valentine’s Day caused) about what kind of dates he’s not allowed to surprise me with. Because I don’t do “adventure.” Adventure is too scary.


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