Over the weekend I turned another year older and I did something scary (that is besides aging). Eleanor Roosevelt made me do it. My friend Tara shared a quote from First Lady Roosevelt earlier this summer that has been rolling around my mind ever since : "Do one thing every day that scares you."
So last Saturday I donned neoprene from head to toe and went snorkeling in the ocean. Do you know there are great white sharks in the Pacific Ocean? Do you know that I'm ridiculously scared of sharks? Yes, I'm one of those people who love to watch Shark Week and read books about great whites, and hate the idea of setting foot in their territory. But I did it, and I'm glad I did. It was nothing like I thought it would be, and I wasn't scared at all once I got in. The view under water has changed my view above.
I owe a huge THANK YOU to my brother-in-law Mark for such a wonderful birthday gift.
Now I can't wait to do something else that scares me.