I am swimming now for the first time in a long time. It really did not scare me as much as I’d first imagined. I took it slow and tried to think of it as a process, which I do with a lot of things. I first tried the warm water therapy pool and that was very relaxing and loosened up my muscles. Then, I took a dip in the main pool.
As it happened, there was a group already in the pool, practicing water aerobics. It was fun to share the pool, even with older people. (older women, mind you). I also glanced over at the lap pool. The depth does not frighten me so much as I theorize I can lay back like a turtle and breathe if that becomes too much. I also studied some swimming strokes so I know how to do basic strokes. I feel so much freer in the water than I do on land. Plus, it seems to give me a basic need that I seemed to have been missing for very long. Maybe that is because my body is made up of mostly water, so I feel more balanced? Who knows. This is a new chapter and I will be positive and interactive with my feelings, so as better to balance the new emotions. And I will learn. 🙂