|my legs and wet Keens|
Last Friday, Doug and a friend of mine started telling me that we needed to do this. First, I didn't even know if I wanted to do this. I posted something about it on facebook. A friend of mine from high school is battling cancer and she commented "you only live once, take the plunge!" That about made me cry.
Last night at our friend's party, we all talked about how we might live differently if we knew that 2012 was our last year. I said that I would be braver. Oh, I talk big. People who know me might think I am never afraid, but I am. Fear is that little feeling in your stomach that causes you to think you can't do something or that you might not do it well.
I saw the movie "We bought a zoo," yesterday and in the movie they talk about how with most situations all you need is twenty seconds of intense confidence. Before we left I got online and looked at some videos of people doing Polar Bear Plunges. They jump in, they jump out. I don't even think it takes twenty seconds.
Doug said that he was going to go in over his head. But once he got into the water, he went in up to his waist. That water was SO COLD. It made me realize how fast someone could get into trouble if they fell through the ice. I didn't intend on going in very far.
But on January 1st, I walked into Lake Monroe on purpose. And I walked right back out.