Hi! This is Sherry, my first blog 🙂
I will be sharing some real life incidents, which made me realize the importance of “recreation”.
These days my muse is swimming, It’s been a week already and I have just learnt to float . Though I have a long way to go, but this past one week has been life changing for me, getting up at 5:30 a.m., leaving home at 5:50 a.m., and in the pool at 6 a.m. I still remember on my first day on the way to the swimming complex, I remembered a story from English literature book “Deep Water” by William Douglas who longed to learn swimming but when he was three or four was knocked down by the huge wave, since then he was prisoner of his childhood fear, but water never seized to tempt him, when he grew older he decided to overcome his fear and learnt how to swim with his sheer determination and will power. The quote from the story “all we need to fear is fear itself” hit me hard. That particular thought empowered me, and my first day in the pool had just begun. Learnt few techniques.
On the next day I met a lady on having a word with her I got to know that how she joined the swimming classes, she used to come with her kids, then she thought if I have to be here with my kids for an hour then why to be a spectator, let’s get in and learn. I could see glee in her eyes when she shared her experience with me.
Within one week I have seen so much, I have seen not only young crowd but also grand dads and grand mas in the pool learning and setting examples, and that spirit is commendable. I even showed it to my dad and said “Look! daddy that old woman, she is old but her spirit and courage is younger than many of us” to that he replied “I know where this conversation is heading to, Main budha h theek hu” ;). But, my teacher is a twelve year old girl who corrected my posture and showed me right technique to swim and her name is Shrishti, and she is my new friend cum trainer 🙂
Hence my swimming experience this summer has made me look at the life in a bigger and better way. It is not about age, not about weight, not about resources, not about the recreation mode you opt for, not about right time, if you want to recreate yourself, just get going and embrace yourself. 🙂
What’s your muse this summer? Do share your experiences, would be glad to read them.