I am not afraid of spiders. They gross me out, but I'm not afraid.
I am not afraid of the dark. Just the things my over-active imagination creates in the dark.
What I am afraid of is something very simple. It's something my younger siblings mastered when we were growing up, but not me.
I am afraid to ask. For anything. I don't want to impose and I don't want to appear weak. I feel guilty asking for anything because I worry that the person I am asking would feel pressured to say yes, even if they didn't want to. Yeah, I have guilt issues too.
So, what am I afraid to ask for this time? It's simple. I want a day off.