“Excuse Me, May I Please Grab Your Hand?”

Why, hello friends!

It is officially the first day of Fall! How crazy is that?! It doesn’t even feel like it because it is supposed to be like a million degrees…thanks Mother Nature!

So, I know you are all DYING to know what the title of this blog was in reference to.

Well, DRUM ROLL please.

This week’s blog post is in reference to…


Why the title? Well, we will get to that later. I PROMISE. Trust me.

So, Mr. Sunshine’s phobias? Are you ready?!


-Ever since elementary school, I have been TERRIFIED of clowns. I will never forget the one moment that I was walking down the hallway of my elementary school (John Bonfield) and a clown literally popped out and scared me as I was walking back to my classroom. It was school carnival season. It is such a vivid image that will never leave my mind. Seriously though…I would’ve had a huge puddle of you know what on the floor. It was TERRIFYING. And, as I write this, I’m watching It and it is making me quiver in my BOOTS. Like, why am I doing this to myself?!



-I don’t even know where to begin with this one. Alligators have always been something that I’ve been terrified of. Like, I can’t even watch Jumanji becuase the alligators creep me out. I’m not even kidding…I’ve literally had dreams of alligators biting me and it makes me creeped out. And by creeped out…I mean like wake up in the middle of the night sweating and screaming because I think they are below me trying to get into my bed to bite me. Judge me if you want…I don’t care. I’m a wimp. BYEEEEEEEEEEEE.


-Like I don’t even know. Flying is something that has literally made me terrified since coming out of my mother’s womb…let’s be honest. I haven’t flown much; however, I can tell you without a doubt that it is something that makes me incredibly SCARED. Hence, the title of this blog post. “Excuse me, can I please grab your hand?!” I titled it this because if you are sitting beside me on a plane this is the exact quote that I will be saying to you. EXACT WORDS.

This week, I will be getting on a plane to travel to Wyoming for the wedding of a dear friend and I would be lying to you if I said that I wasn’t a little bit nervous.

Ok…who are we kidding…I’m like shaking. I’m going to need a Xanax or two…or seven and like two bottles of wine to get through this. But wait…medicine and alcohol don’t mix well together… I better have a plan B…or C…or Z.

Well, there you have it.

The phobias of Mr. Sunshine. Feel free to judge me if you will…or laugh….I feel like this is the part of the blog where you enter a witty comment or something…like “we have nothing left to fear except fear itself.”

What are your fears? We all have them. And talking about them is nothing to be ashamed of.

Talking about them and acknowledging they exist in our lives is actually called being human.

Until next week…or until I grab your hand.

Sprinkle sunshine always,