It’s true; I can’t swim. I find it very embarrassing. That’s just like someone who never got to learn their A B C’s…. or tie their shoes… or learn how to ride their bike. Living in Florida, people here expect that you know how to swim. As far as I know, all my other friends swim someone decent. A lot of them are also pretty good at it, as in, they’re in the swim team. Their hobbies include just hanging out at the beach to surf or be a semi-merman. Ugh, I feel so uneducated (is that even a right term to use in this situation?)
You’re probably like… well, why won’t you just man up and learn?!! Yeah, I tried multiple times with multiple people. I ended up punching or kicking them. It was awful. I don’t fully trust anyone when it comes to me in the water, even my best friend or my dad. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I guess I’m just really scared of drowning. BUT, my mom said I knew how to swim when I was two… how can I possibly just forget?
It was probably a decade ago that someone tried to teach me. She promised that she wouldn’t let go when I tried to float, but she LIED!!! (that’s my childish self talking)… I was floating, all excited, then she let go! That’s when I lost trust. She said that I was swimming by myself, but I was so terrified when she let go that I sank.
I hope that I end up learning so that I would stop embarrassing myself. The person who ends up teaching me (that works) would be a miracle maker. Wish me luck… because I’m going to a birthday beach party this Saturday… *cries*