After several New Year resolutions, I finally got the courage to face one of my greatest fears: Water.
For some unknown reasons, the thought of being underneath water gets my heart rate going faster than Usain Bolt's legs.
But I knew I had to conquer it and this led me to my on-going drama filled journey in the swimming pool.
Just for the fun of it and also to share lessons learnt, I am going to make my blog a public journal; documenting my swimming journey.
See the full detail of my first day after the cut (try not to laugh too hard...I am still a learner *shy smile*) :
Day One (1)
These people are trying to kill me!!!.
How am I supposed to get into a pool when the mere thought of putting my feet in scares the colour off my skin?
"C'mon Semira, you can do it" Adon (my Co-Learner / potential Olympic Swimmer) said.
"But I am scared, the water feels very heavy" I said in a timid voice while carefully dipping one foot into the pool.
*thinking about that statement now, how can water be that heavy....smh Semira.
"Just try" she urged on.
Hmmmmm...one foot down the stairs followed by another jittery foot, slowly but surely I finally get into the pool.
Yayyyyyyyyy....step one accomplished.
Now its time to move, I can't stay in one position all day ( I wish that was all swimming entailed though: get into the water, stay in one safe corner and smile).
After several drama filled attempts, I finally learnt how to move around the shallow side of the pool (with my feet touching the base) without screaming for help.
I also learnt how to hold on to the edge or stairs and get my feet to paddle.
Oh well, tomorrow is another day.
Time to go home.
Question: How was your first experience in water?