best of 2009: aha moment about fear

Sometimes the things you're most afraid of are the things you want/need the most. And most of the time, your fear just holds you back. Other times your fear reminds you that you're human and you should just embrace it. And sometimes what you're afraid of is a really big bug that you scream for your significant other to kill and when (s)he gets afraid of it too, you yell at him/her, "You're supposed to protect me," which is in itself a pretty big aha moment for both of you.