She was just so matter-of-fact about it, and so confident. I didn't want to let her down.
I went up to my mouth during the first bob... holding my breath on the second... then getting up to my nose... it took me a few tries, but I finally went all the way under.
It freaked me out. I won't lie about that.
It seriously freaked me out. But I did it again... and again... and again... over the course of an hour or so, and then a little more the following day, so that it wasn't just a fluke.
It's kind of weird to be admitting that I can't swim, and that it's taken me THIS long just to allow myself to go under - but we are in the business of sharing personal things around here. Which means every once in awhile, I need to show my human side. Possibly to lure you into a trap! ;)
Seriously though, it felt like I could do anything.
Although, I'll admit, I think *not* going under is still going to be my norm... I do hear goggles make the experience much better, so maybe I will try those - and learning to hold my breath longer!
If that wasn't enough for a weekend - there was another first... the first time that I helped make breakfast for "the family" in my girlfriend's new house. Maybe you know the feeling - maybe you don't... but that first time when you go from "someone who is around" to working side by side in the kitchen, and actually *being* a part of the household, if only for a little bit... Making the whole thing even *more* special for me was that I was there because it was the daughter's birthday - and she had *asked* me to stay to celebrate it with her! Yeah, that's the kind of stuff that makes your heart grow three sizes. :)
Anyway - enough about me! What's going on WITH YOU - and more importantly...
Do you know what it's like to face down your fears of the poll? http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/582723.html