According to the dictionary definition of the word phobia, it is an extremely irrational fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. Many, but not all, grow up having phobias, it can either be inborn or through a traumatic experience. Kapamilya actress, Jodi Sta. Maria recently shared on her Instagram account of how she was able to conquer her phobia.
It was also the first time for many of her followers to know that she was Arachnophobic or had fear of spiders. In 2018, Jodi had many milestones in terms of education. This year, she continues to live her life to the fullest starting off by eliminating a phobia she lived with since she was born.
Jodi Sta. Maria is currently traveling with her son, Thirdy Lacson. It was four days ago, as of writing, when she posted a photo of herself holding a spider. On that post, she wrote:
Such an important day in my life. Today, I was able to conquer my greatest fear: spiders. For those of you who don’t know, I have been Arachnophobic all my life. I have learned that courage isn’t the absence of fear, but it is facing and confronting it even when you are most afraid.
Due to this proud moment, Jodi couldn’t help but share the experience again through her Twitter account. She wrote how proud she is of herself for being able to conquer her fear. She also added saying that she is thinking of getting a tarantula for a pet, a true milestone!
Since her posts about her phobia and how she conquered it, many netizens shared their own phobias by commenting on her posts. Many of them were happy for Jodi and were wishing that they too could someday be able to face their fears. Because of Jodi, they became inspired to do the same.
If you were not aware, Arachnophobia is one of the most common phobias there is. Others are, acrophobia, aerophobia, hemophobia, and so on.