This time last year I was terrified to swim in the open water.
Today I did an open water swim alone.
Learning to swim in the murky, green lake water parallels periods in my life. For almost a year I have been able to see my feet and with a confidence I swam, we swam. The murky waters leading to the clear, were not easy, but have given birth to a spirit of gratitude and hopefulness and understanding and smiles, conversations and dreams, realities and a girl who can swim shore to buoy and back.