Letting go of the Past

1 02, 2014

#38 Ifeanyi “Water intimidates me” (32 years old)/

By | 2018-01-23T08:18:00+00:00 February 1st, 2014|Anxiety, Breakthrough Moments, Letting go of the Past, Project Face in Water Participants|Comments Off on #38 Ifeanyi “Water intimidates me” (32 years old)/

It's one of the last adjectives I would use when describing water: intimidating. But this is how Ifeanyi (Ife) felt about it and I was ready to change her perception. She told me,  "I never learned how to swim at a young age because of my issues with poor circulation and being cold. So when [...]

26 01, 2014

#37 Nhu “First time in a pool!” (20 years old)/

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I met Nhu three years ago in my ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom at Hoover High School. She had just moved to the U.S. with her family from Vietnam. Right away, we connected when we found out we shared the same birthday. Nhu's written English was incredible- her grammar was perfect :) But [...]

6 01, 2014

Finishing it up! Project Participant #40 today!/

By | 2018-01-23T08:21:36+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Letting go of the Past, Project Face in Water Participants|0 Comments

The day has come! Project: Face in Water (as it originally exists) is finishing today. Well, the instructional piece of it will be finished- I will still blog about Participants #35-40. I cannot believe it has a been a year since I resigned from the swim school I called home for 16 years. I knew [...]