Your Unreasonable Fear of Insects Might Be In Fact Reasonable
I grew up in Iowa and spent summers roaming the woods with my siblings, so I didn't develop that fear. Although I have to admit, I don't like bugs in the house! It is interesting that this fear is more common in people who grew up in cities. Makes sense.
When I was studying to become a coach, I did a lot of work with fear. It was the emotion I had the most difficulty recognizing in myself. A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post on fear too. Read it here: https://shirleyhilton.com/2017/08/18/making-friends-with-fear/#more-276
Very cool about your participation in I.O.W.A. Writer's Room. I'll try to attend.