That’s right, I am learning to swim at 38 years of age!
I don’t normally do new year resolutions but this year I set myself the challenge of learning to swim. I was so scared.
I was that scared, I got in the water (which was an achievement in it’s self! My arms starting shaking when I was clinging on to the noodle. A noodle, in case you don’t know, is a long bending float.
I have just one fear (a fear I can beat) and that is water. I am petrified of it. Having a shower isn’t easy, neither is washing my hair as I always end up splashing water in my face which leads to me panicking! I am not particularly keen on baths as I get bored (unless it’s for a nice relaxing soak).
I have decided I have to beat this fear. I am fed up missing out on fun with my kids. I made sure from a very early age that both of my daughter’s had swimming lessons. Mr B is a confident swimmer too so when they all go swimming I sit on the side and watch. Boring!
When we went to DisneyLand Paris last year my kids wanted to use the pool, off Mr B went with them while I watched from the side.
Miss M keeps asking me to take her to the big ‘fun’ water parks like Coral Reef in Bracknell. Not a chance! It is my nightmare!
Just once it would be nice to say yeh sure lets go. Or just get in a pool and swim with them and this will happen. One day I will be that mum swimming in the water with her children having fun.