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Overcoming my Fear to Meet my Celebrity Crush

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Fears are something that everyone has but no one wants to talk about. Fears are a playbook of how to make a person defenseless. However, I decided that I would share my greatest fear with the entirety of the Internet. Let's hope this does not come to bite me in the butt later on in life.

Now, my greatest fear is is not the thing I am most scared of but one that is so strange and unusual. I have an irrational fear of escalators. Yes, you read that right. Escalators.

This leads to a lot of problems because escalators are literally everywhere. They're in shopping malls, book stores, movie theaters, the airport and even in my school. I am literally forced to take them. You would think I would be over my fear by now, after 19 years of life. But, no. Each time I approach an escalator, I freeze in my tracks, hold on to the railing for dear life, take a deep breath and take that faithful step on. I was not always able to get on them. Luckily for me, my friend in ninth grade pushed me on one, showing me I could actually go on an escalator with out dying. Stumbling off and on however, thats a different issue.

Just a few weeks ago I had to go up and down four flights of escalators at a book signing. This was a big deal for me. I even did it in 4-inch heels. Please hold your applause. This was traumatizing for me. But, it was worth the agony because I met my celebrity crush, Dan Howell. I also met Phil Lester; you cannot mention Dan with out mentioning Phil. They and One Direction are the only reasons I would ever go on so many escalators in a row.

Tweet me your greatest fear. Let's try to get over our fears together.
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