Things that frighten me… by Nikola Vukoja #TalkFear #MentalHealthAwareness

As mentioned, here is my post for the #TalkFear Series

When I was first asked to participate, I considered what frightened me.

My brain works like a kaleidoscope and I saw a swirl of colours (I recently discovered I have synesthesia – for instance I see vowels as the colour red and I hear a sound and I see a colour – you can go here if you’re interested in knowing more. Many artists have it.

So I saw (in my head) all these colours swirling together representing tangible and intangible fears.

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I thought I’d start with tangible fears first.

I’m afraid of rats (and mice to a lesser degree) but rats… seriously, I have to say it boarders on paranoia! Don’t believe me? Try this for a fun fact. Some time ago I owned and lived on a farm. I had cattle, a few goats, ducks, chickens, geese, guinea fowl, even pheasants.

In the winter time, I would have…

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#TalkFear #MentalHealthAwarness

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Today’s post is SUPER short, but the subject matter is very personal to me and (I think) is important.

The lovely and talented Louise Gornall ( @Rock_andor_roll ) is about to launch a series of blog posts here: http://bookishblurb.com/ about #FEAR and has asked a number of her author friends to contribute. Fellow authors will discuss everything from phobias to freak-outs to fears of failure to fears of stigma’s.

The series of posts is hoped to open up discussion on #fear especially #mentalhealth fears and demonstrating that none of us need be an island.

The series will begin today July 1st with Louise giving us an insight into her own fears. I will also be contributing – insert facing my fears – on her blog later this month.15e771dd90397d9fdaeec06e42321878

I urge everyone to get behind this movement by reading and (if so inclined) commenting on Lou’s blog and by also following the hashtag’s #TalkFear #MentalHealthAwarness on Twitter.