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Have you overcome your fears this year?

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29 Aug 14 #443126 by rubytuesday
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Good Housekeeping is looking for women in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s who can talk about conquering a particular fear since January 2014.


We would like to see any story as long as it’s inspiring and fits the theme, but here are some ideas: you might have overcome an emotional fear, like starting to date again or meeting a new partner following widowhood or divorce, or you might have overcome an intellectual fear by going to university for the first time as an adult. Or you might have conquered the fear of being alone by going on holiday solo for the first time. Perhaps you represented yourself through the AR process?


There will be an interview by phone with you of approximately 30 minutes, and a photo shoot in the week commencing 15 September with our top hair and make-up artists and stylists, and the magazine will cover travel and all other costs. All interviewees will need to be named and pictured.

If you are interested, then please send me a PM .

This is an exciting opportunity - Good Housekeeping look after you (the photoshoot is like a pampering session), and the journalist writing the article is excellent - you can see an example of her work here when she did an article on another Wikivorce member (erm...me) - I Faced my fears and took on the world

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31 Aug 14 #443248 by rubytuesday
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Bumping this up

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31 Aug 14 #443251 by juliette0307
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It''s nothing worth writing home about, it''s more the everyday fear for me, mainly the fear of facing the world and raising my 2 kids on my own, fear of checking the bank balance, fear of having to go to social functions on your own, fear of not knowing how to trust and share another human being, fear of loneliness, everyday, forever, fear of discovering that I am a horrible person and he was right to treat me the way he did...

It''s not really depression, but sometimes, it''s a simple fear of getting up in the morning.

Sometimes, the fear wins and i stay in bed.

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31 Aug 14 #443257 by hadenoughnow
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Juliette,

I think we all relate that that. Sometimes it does just all seem too much especially as you never planned to be doing this stuff solo. I am not saying it necessarily gets easier but it is different as time goes on. Looking back I really cannot imagine how I got through some of the worst bits and quite why I set myself some seemingly impossible challenges. These ranged from taking the bins out late and night (hate it, scared of the dark) to going to university and finishing up with an MSc. My first ever holiday with just me and the children was pretty terrifying until we got there. Now I have travelled to all sorts of places alone and in company and am off again next week on a solo business trip to Africa.

The thing is though it is now almost ten years since my marriage collapsed somewhat traumatically. It is six years since the dust finally settled on the ensuing nightmare of court. Two years since I made a major career change and one year on from getting my master''s. And I haven''t really done it alone. My children, family and friends have been a great support.

I now have a new fear to face as my youngest packs up for university. Not sure I will like my empty nest much ... but it is a new challenge and who knows, it could turn out to be brilliant.

Hadenoughnow

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31 Aug 14 #443287 by raybird
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your both right, its facing `everyday` fear of doing things alone and maybe changing your mindset to doing things differently. my one stupid fear is that my car will break down, sounds daft but being single with NO idea how a car works, and no wish to learn, except for where the oil, water, petrol goes, oh and what the tyre pressures are :unsure:but this last year ive been on many meetups, taken my first solo break, and started learning again, swings and roundabouts I suppose xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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