Saturday, August 28, 2010

fear can suck it

I gave fear a shove out the door this year. Let me explain. Do you remember how I said I was going to announce something big? Well, it made me squirm a little in my chair to tell you that back in December.

Well, EIGHT long months later I am ready to shout it from the roof top. I can do that, I have a flat roof, so I won't fall off.

I took a huge step outside of my tiny little box....

I am taking swimming lessons. That's right. I am thirty two years old and putting my face in the water made me freak out. I hyperventilated at the movie Titanic. Sailing on the ocean, no thank you. Flying over the ocean, give me the isle seat.

That was then! Today I swam a whole lap without freaking out. I think my young teacher wanted to hug me but he refrained. I was so happy! I stared fear in the face and have overcome.

In fact, I have found that this swimming laps business is quickly creeping up my favorite activities ladder.

I have let fear hold me back from experiencing some really wonderful things. I say swimming is the first of many things I will no longer be afraid to do.

Besides, who new I would look hot in goggles?