Please consider sponsoring me and/or facing your own Boggart – intrigued to find out more click here.
The Boggart is the creature in Harry Potter that transforms into your worst fears – for Neville that’s Professor Snape, Harry a Dementor, and Ron a spider.
Urrrrggggghhh spider *shivers and checks the ceiling*. I share this fear.
Unfortunately in the Muggle world I don’t think I can conjure some roller skates for a spider with the spell Riddikulus. Although I have drawn a friendly spider (!).
Instead I am turning to another favourite book – Divergent by Veronica Roth – for inspiration for how I can face my fear. In Divergent as part of the initiation into the faction Dauntless, initiates enter their own fear landscape. But the challenge isn’t about conquering or ridding yourself of your fear but learning how to control it.
In May I will (gulps very very hard) hold a tarantula for a minute (an activity that was very much not on my Bucket List).
I will be doing this to raise money for Forest Holme Hospice. The link at the beginning of the post takes you to my JustGiving page.
I’m not the only one who will be taking part in ‘Face Your Boggart’ so do keep clicking on the team link to see who will be joining me – are you brave enough?