Anxiety

1 03, 2014

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

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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)/

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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 [...]

1 02, 2014

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

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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 [...]