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10 April, 2010

What I Did Today

What I did today.
Today my friend helped me with a fear I have lived with for a long time.
When I was fourteen I swam into a drop off. I use the word swam loosely, because I didn't know how to swim. I knew how to dog paddle badly (yes it is possible). I was with some friends, and I let my friend have the inner tube I was using, thinking I would just put my feet on the bottom and walk back. Well I had floated over a drop off. A deep part of the lake, and so when I went to put my feet down, there was no bottom.
Long story short, I went under.
I came to on shore with the lifeguard on one side and my mom on the other, and my ribs hurting.
Fast forward to now when I really want to get over this fear of water.
I got over a huge part of that today.
I learned how to float on my back. I learned how to hold my breath and blow it out under water. I learned a basic swim stroke that I used to swim almost the entire length of the pool. Of course my friend made me start in the deep end.
It feels awesome to have tackled that fear.
I can't wait to go again

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