There isn't too much that I am really afraid of.
Not that I don't get scared from time to time, but I can't remember anything in life that I didn't do because I was gripped by fear.
I'm not afraid to admit roller coasters are far from my favourite past time, but it's that feeling of nearly losing my stomach and throwing up all over myself that puts me off.
Fear is a perception that something is dangerous.
Now that danger can be very real, but it can also be imagined.
My daughter was given some brilliant advice from a friend of mine when she was younger, advice I most definitely passed onto my sons.
She said if you ever find yourself in a situation where the hairs on the back of your neck start to stand on end, that's your body trying to tell you that something isn't right.
So be alert, use your brain and your other senses to make sure you are okay.
Fear is a powerful tool in helping us keep ourselves safe, but it can also stop us from doing the things we really want to do.
My beautiful husband is afraid of heights.
For the first part of our marriage I would just laugh at him when he would refuse to sit near windows in tall buildings.
To me, a person with no fear of heights, it seemed silly and it actually annoyed me that he was missing out on so many fun things because of his fear.
For some ridiculous reason, he decided to try and conquer his fear by bungy jumping off the Auckland Bridge in New Zealand while we were on holiday visiting my family.
To get to the jump platform, we had to climb quite a series of steep steps.
Andrew was in front of me and about halfway up, I could see beads of sweat forming on his legs.
By the time we made it to the top, he was as white as a ghost and barely able to speak.
The instructor encouraged him, then joked with him, then growled at him but nothing worked.
His body actually couldn't move.
Fear of what might happen stopped him from doing what he really wanted to do.
Fear is real and a great tool in helping us navigate life, however sometimes we get scared of what we imagine might happen.
Being brave has nothing to do with being fearless, being brave is about breathing your way through the fear.
The times I have been the most scared have without exception been the greatest moments of my life because I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone and made it to the other side.
I doubt my husband will ever bungy jump but I am very proud that he tried.
Maybe baby steps would be a better strategy for conquering his fear.