|Boat reflection (Photo credit: Jesper Hauge)|
Sometimes I do wonder how I would fare in an emergency because I always am the one who has to know where the life preservers are.
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Considering I know I'm much better at floating than swimming, I have decided I need to be sure I can survive in a pinch and have signed up for lessons at a local center. After all, I doubt many people in an emergency float their way to the shore and I have wondered too long how I would do when it really counts. So even if I thought I was never meant to be a swimmer, I need to know for sure it was not because I hadn't tried.
|Swimming (Photo credit: MarkHaertl)|
This weekend I participated in the CALLED WOMAN 2012 conference. Several people shared stories of how they learned to swim in life's less than predictable waters; some learned out of necessity, some out of choice but now they know they have what it takes to be successful even when waters are choppy and the boat tips over.
Sometimes it was messy floundering around trying to get their bearings, but I am sure they are not the least bit worried about "going under" no matter what. They know they can keep their head above water because they know what they are capable of doing when their boat tips.
Do you have something in your life you'd like to try but wonder if you would just sink or drown?
Does fear or lack of skill, resources or commitment stand in your way of finding out what you might be quite successful at?
Do you need to rock your boat and tip it over and determine what you can do when you really have to?
ROCK YOUR BOAT...and stop wondering if you have what it takes.
UPDATE ON THE "BABY" STATUS...It's on the way. I doubt it will need to be induced. Bag is packed and waiting on "baby" to just arrive.(hopefully in less than 2 weeks)