F*ing Fridays are back!
And, they will continue to occur on Friday. I mentioned some of my favorite F words back on Day 5 in Year 1, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.
Last week I dove into the word Figure.
Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the word:
As in, sharks.
Today was the first official fear breakthrough of the year.
I swam with sharks.
Well, I swam above sharks, with a well behaved crew of tourists. Who knows, maybe the sharks are trained circus sharks, pretending to be real ones performing a show for us in the Bahamas. But, I don’t think so, they were big. They were real.
I got in the water, and that was a big act of fearlessness (lovemoreness!) on my part.
It was incredible.
And I almost missed it.
Just as the captain began explaining the rules of swimming with sharks (hold on to the rope, don’t move your arms in a big motion, only stay in the water for a short amount of time) I almost gave up before I got in.
Just as I started taking my flippers off, Justin coaxed me into the water. I begged the captain to let me be the last one in the water so I could be the first one out of the water — and it worked.
That’s all I needed to relax, find a place of control and move past the fear. Just because I knew that nothing stood between me and getting out, it enabled me to take a leap and jump in.
So, today, I swam with the beautiful fish of these crystal clear waters. I swam around a coral reef, I fed turquoise, purple and bright yellow tropical fish out of my hands.
And, today, I also swam with f*ing sharks.
I have to admit, I feel more free and more alive…
But, I’m glad I’m out of the water!