Day 34: f*ing friday :: follow-up (a love letter)

3 Feb

TGIF.
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 Fish

Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the word:
Follow-up.

As in, a love letter to sharks.

It’s hard to believe a week ago I swam with sharks.  Just seven days ago, I was within reach of my terror of the seas.

So, in keeping with February’s love letter theme, today’s F*ing Friday is an ode to sharks.

Dear Jaws and Friends:

I’m sorry you are so misunderstood. I’ve heard so much about you, I really don’t know what’s true.

You go to sleep if held upside down?
You sense your prey from miles away?
You are endangered?

I’m sorry to admit, even still, I am scared of you.

Even though I know I have a greater chance of getting struck by lightning than turning into your lunch, I shiver with fear when I dive into your water.

Despite this, I want you to know that I totally appreciate and adore what you are — deep, down inside, a spectacular creature that survived 400 million years.  A pretty good run if you ask me.

I want to thank you for helping me take my first big leap over fear this year. Because, if I can swim with you in your waters, what can I be afraid of on dry land?

For that, I love and adore you.

Yours truly,
Jamie

P.S. Here’s an ode to you — my f*ing follow-up from last week — a video of me swimming with you!  (if video doesn’t display, click here)

4 Responses to “Day 34: f*ing friday :: follow-up (a love letter)”

  1. Rosemary Nickel February 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM #

    So proud of you Jamie!!! I know that is a huge fear of yours! Congratulations on facing such a big humgo JAWS size fear!!! They are beautiful and misunderstood creatures, with VERY sharp teeth 🙂

    • Jamie February 4, 2012 at 12:20 PM #

      Yes, you are so right, on all accounts Rosemary! It was a huge step for me, or dive, I should say! They are beautiful, really, an amazing creature. I think next year is a big Jaws The Movie anniversary too! xoxo~Jamie

  2. Pam Peterson February 4, 2012 at 7:57 AM #

    Wow, you really are a brave girl!! I am so impressed! I don’t think I could ever be brave enough to do that one!!

    • Jamie February 4, 2012 at 12:21 PM #

      Thanks Pam, but I bet you could. If Justin can get me in the water I bet he could get you to jump in too! I must say, I prefer swimming in your pool. xxoo~Jamie

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