I’m back in a bathing suit and swimming again! I was that kid at swimming lessons who had already completed Jr. Lifesaving at the age of 9, but had to re-take all the other class due to the age restrictions. While I was never a super-fast swimmer (I was a “pretty” swimmer with little to no splashing), I did a mean dive and was on the local swim team for a few seasons. If it was summer, I was at the local pool. My mother had us riding our bikes the mile-and-a-half to the pool from the time I was 6. This was another time, when kids were much “safer”, or if they weren’t, no one actually heard about it.
So, for years I haven’t gone to the lake that’s just about a mile from my house due to my feeling I was “too fat” to get into a bathing suit. Yes, I know, vanity captures us all at some point or another. But, now that I’ve lost weight, I went out and bought myself a black one-piece, and the rest is history.
I’ve been going early in the morning and swimming laps between the two decks. The other day I was the only one there at 6 am. It was quiet, meditative and nice. And, the lake is too crowded to swim laps at any other time of day. There is a pair of eagles living at our lake this summer, and I’ve been hoping to catch sight of them. No luck yet.
I really missed this and can’t believe that it’s been so long since I went swimming. I think that in another life I may have been a mermaid; either that, or a narwhal (the unicorn of the sea). I hope to improve by the end of the summer, and be able to complete more laps. For the moment though, I’m just loving it!
This is one of my favorite quotes. Love Dory!