How comfortable are you in taking risks?
I’m not very comfortable at all. I don’t like change much. I like things to stay the same, as much as possible.
How encouraged were you to explore new things in childhood?
I don’t remember much about my early childhood, but I remember not being able to go to friend’s houses very often. I wasn’t able to go to the movies without my parents or go to the mall without them. It was a struggle to get my mom to let me go to a haunted house with a friend and her mom in middle school.
I’m truly amazed that my parents let me go to France in high school. Maybe it’s because it was part of a school thing.
I think this has affected me in adulthood. Now I don’t often like trying new things and I have crippling anxiety about new things. Many people think I’m courageous but that’s simply because I push past my anxiety to do some things I really want to do.