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?

7 comments:

Amy G. said...

clapping my hands for you!

greta said...

awesome job dorothy! it's amazing what you can accomplish when you let the scariness go! well done.

Shannon said...

Okay Dorth , there is no excuse this next year at the Beach house you are going way out there you know the whole 20 feet with me and we are going to frolic in the ways together!!!!! I am so proud of you, I knew you could do it you are so strong!!!

Valerie(momof3) said...

Dorothy, I'm so proud of you! Love that you did this!

Dorothy said...

What great support! I love you guys!!!

sonna said...

way to go Dorothy - you're inspiring! pretty soon you'll be doing triathlons & iron woman and stuff. this is just the beginning! :)

Bluestripe55 said...

I am blog stalking you. I was reading Kristy's blog and saw your name so i thought that i would come on over and check it out. You are so funny! Good job on the swimming lessons. Amy