Letting go of the Past

4 04, 2017

Adult Learn-to-Swim Month: Nicole

By | 2018-04-04T05:38:54+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Adult Learn-to-Swim, Breakthrough Moments, Letting go of the Past|0 Comments

Originally posted March 13, 2014 for Project: Face in Water The first time I saw Nicole, she was water-walking. With a floatation belt around her waist, she jogged through the water with a huge smile on her face. She asked me if I could give her a swim lesson, saying, "I love the water... However, I’m [...]

1 03, 2014

#40 Janet “Serendipity!” (53 years young)/

By | 2018-01-23T08:16:40+00:00 March 1st, 2014|Anxiety, Breakthrough Moments, Letting go of the Past, Project Face in Water Participants, Self Compassion|Comments Off on #40 Janet “Serendipity!” (53 years young)/

I've been procrastinating about writing this final project participant blog. I mean... once I hit Submit, it's over. Project: Face in Water will officially end and I haven't been ready for that. But I am now. In December 2012, I resigned from a swim school that I had been at intermittently for 17 years. It [...]

10 02, 2014

#39 Odia “Life-changing day!” (38 years old)/

By | 2018-01-23T08:17:17+00:00 February 10th, 2014|Anxiety, Breakthrough Moments, Letting go of the Past, Project Face in Water Participants, Self Compassion|Comments Off on #39 Odia “Life-changing day!” (38 years old)/

My good friends kept telling me about Odia, a friend of theirs that couldn't swim and HAD to be in my project. "Give her my card. Have her e-mail or call me." She never did. That's okay. To have a breakthrough in the water, you have to be in 100%. I don't beg people (usually) to [...]