I have been a swimmer all of my life...it's something that has brought a huge amount of joy to my life and is also an ability/skill/passion that I am super proud of. But about 8 years ago, after swimming at least 3-4 times a week for years, I stopped.
We moved to a small town and the nearest pool was in the next town over, which felt impossibly far plus I had a bunch of hangups around the pool itself (it wasn't what I used to). So I didn't go but I would tell myself regularly that I would get back in the water soon - I'd find a way to get over the hurdles. 1 year went by then 2 then 3 then 4...and now 8.
EIGHT YEARS of putting something I LOVE to the side. EIGHT YEARS of saying "someday". EIGHT YEARS of "hoping" it would materialize in some way. EIGHT YEARS of ignoring a desire and a passion.
NOT ANYMORE. Last week I pulled on my swim suit, dusted off my swim cap, searched high and low for goggles, grabbed a towel and went to the pool.
I slipped into the water and felt like I had come home.
It felt AMAZING....so good that I wanted to cry. I felt like I had been silencing a part of myself for years and now it was free!
I swam again today and plan to do so every week....and eventually a few times a week. I am committed to giving life and breath and water to this part of myself.
Is there something you have put aside? Is there a passion you are ignoring? I insist that you stop doing that and find a way to make it happen. This part of you is YOU. And it makes you WHOLE and COMPLETE.
Go do it and then email me and let me know how it felt to reunite with this thing you love so much.
When it gets scary or hard, just remember it's worth it...you're worth it.
All my love,
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