Shhh....I have a secret to confess....
This time last year, I was utterly terrified of squirrels. (Which, on a side note, is an absolutely strange-looking word.)
I have absolutely no clue where this irrational fear came from. But, I was utterly convinced that my neighborhood squirrels were going to bite me on the ankles, I'd get rabies, and die.
So convinced, that any time I went for a walk in my neighborhood, be it a leisurely stroll, a mad dash, or a run for various errands, I either had on thick socks under heavy jeans or knee-high boots as "defense" against ankle-biting rabid squirrels.
Rational? Absolutely not.
Short-lived fear. Absolutely.
This year, I have no such fear. Random.