“Take a deep breath, lean over the edge of the boat, and just let yourself fall into the water.”
My heart stopped at the suggestion. I didn’t know what I was doing. Would I sink or float? Would the awkward oxygen tank on my back really let me breathe – even underwater? What if my mask filled with water? What if I went too deep? What if I got separated from my instructor? What if I panicked…even more than I was panicking at that moment?
My mind whirled with endless “What if?” questions and I regretted my decision to sign up for a Scuba Diving excursion. But then, I relented. I relaxed. I regained a bit of confidence.
Maybe it was the fact I didn’t want to waste the money I’d already paid. Maybe I didn’t want to embarrass myself in front of the small group eagerly waiting their turn to throw themselves off the boat. Maybe, just maybe, I thought I could do it.
And so I did.
Taking a deep breath, I leaned over the edge of the boat, and slowly, carefully, I let myself fall into the water.
And I began scuba diving.
And so it is with blogging. Take a deep breath. Lean into it. And just let yourself go. You can do this!