I’m a JUMP IN type of girl. (Psst that’s me splashing in the water)
Dive – is a scary word for me.
When I was learning how to dive I actually scrapped my knee on the bottom of the Olympic pool. Everyone else was diving into the water like they were dolphins.
My form was awkward and it look like I didn’t belong there.
Up to that point in my life I had a dream of joining the swim team. I loved swimming and all the different strokes but I couldn’t dive.
I was so embarrassed that I gave up on that dream. If you can’t dive then surely you can’t join the team.
That one knee scrap caused me to give up on something I really wanted. As an adult I now know I should have tried until I mastered the skill but in my child like heart I felt defeated.
To be honest I still do not dive into a pool and prefer to just jump in. Maybe I should learn how to dive. So I can let go of this fear.