How I wish I could go on Scuba Diving.
I always have phobias with oceans. When I was young, we went to the beach and my dad let me ride on his back while he go swimming, then I slipped off. I thought I’m going to die, and I was struggling myself to breathe. Since then, I always have the fear.
There was one time when we went out for an Island Hopping. Our boat stops at the middle of the ocean so we could go swimming. I was so confident with myself thinking that I had been to a swimming lessons back in college. So I jumped in the water, but of course with a life jacket on. I still struggled. I’m already wearing a life jacket but it became useless ’cause the waves are pulling me over and my life’s jacket makes it even harder for me to control myself. So I let my friend untied all the knots and I had it removed, thinking that without it, I could make swimming even better, but it worsen the situation.
After how many months of swimming lessons in the past, I felt that I just wasted my time, effort and money. Without a life jacket, I was drowning! So I tried my hardest to keep my self at the sides of the boat so I could hold on to something and waves won’t eat me. Worst, I pretend that I was just okay. People knew I attended swimming lessons before so I have to pretend or else they will laugh at me. I was so afraid that I can’t even move out or swim out from one point to another or else, I might drown myself. So when it’s time to go back to the boat, I let somebody help me wore the life jacket back and I tried my best to float myself back to the boat. Whew! it was one of the hardest thing I ever put myself into. I will not swim again if I can’t touch the floor or else, I might drown myself the next time.
It’s so funny when for all these years I thought I knew how to swim and just when you need to swim you’ll realize that you can’t. What a suicide!
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