Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The Plunge, 2013
For me to decide that I was going to dress silly and go plunge into a freezing cold lake on the first day of January was a bit different for me, and a very new experience. I will say though once I put my mind to something, I will do it.
There I was running the double baby jogger as quick as I could to get down to the lake with my family (of course we were a little lake, parking was a nightmare, and K was being a challenge), where I then stripped down to my running closes, Wonder Woman socks (I love Wonder Woman), and K's borrowed cat fuzzy hat. I stood with one of the oddest group of people I have been with in awhile, the man next to me had on pink skinny jeans and wig of blood braids. Then at noon on the dot we all ran into a freezing cold lake, with a outdoor temperature of 30 something degrees.
What an experience! First you feel the cold on your legs, and it feels a bit shocking. Then it hits you, well you can imagine what comes next. Now that takes your breath away. I couldn't help but already be pondering what would be next because I vowed to go under the water. My head and face, and that is when I think I stopped breathing for a minute. Before I knew it I was running back to my family and wrapped up in our beach towel.
Its a great analogy for life though. A mini example of taking a risk, or doing something a bit silly and unexpected. You worry about it, you think that you shouldn't do it, you start to plan a way out of it. Then get a little courage and do it! And it was fun, silly and gave you new sensation and appreciations.
I want to have some positive changes in 2013, this I decided was just the way to start things off!
Posted by Beth at 2:57 PM