Ooooooooh boy. This week’s episode is all about being scared. If you’re like us, there’s a certain element of excitement to that. The same chemicals in your brain that trigger excitement trigger fear under different circumstances. When the frontal lobe knows that you’re safe–say in a haunted house or watching a scary movie–you are able to filter that into a positive rush. Jenna and I love watching a great horror film. This week Hereditary comes out, and we’ve been DYING to see it for months now. You best believe we have tickets for Friday night! (It’s funny to note however that Jenna is a complete scaredy cat when it comes to that stuff. She claims to love it, yet she screams and hides and yes, even sometimes cries, when she’s exposed to it.)
I can’t talk about fear without mentioning our actual fears. There’s the obvious and standard fear of spiders, enclosed spaces, heights, etc. And then there are the deep-seeded ones. The ones that stop us from doing things in life. The fear of failing or being disliked. The fear of mortality. Whoa. We’ve discovered that fear is almost ever-present, but if we utilize what our very first episode was about, bravery, we can KILL it.