Swimming to Happy in 2017
As a human being I am a sensitive one, more so with noise and too much going on, my mind can't cope with it. For 15 months previous to February 2017 I had a noise to deal with, which caused a lot of traumatic stress and I closed away most of my emotions to enable me to function better. After February of 2017 I moved house, not very far away but far enough for the noise to stop.
This year has been more about restoring myself to a happy state of being. Being inspired by the KMF swim night, ChillSwim, Gone Swimming and a local swim club Buoy 13, I decided to take up swimming after seeing and meeting lots of calm happy and fun people.
Since the 29th of May I've been wetsuit free, with the coldest place being Hard Tarn. Adventuring with friends mostly taking the direct route up and down to tarns, then swimming, taking photographs and eating cake is making me very happy, the harder it is to get there the better. Recording memories more for the people I am with. While the water is getting colder I don't seem to mind, my core copes well with it. I'll be taking some hot tea for winter!
I'll be entering ChillSwim in February 2018, that's for sure and I'll probably become a merman or an ice cube!
There's a couple of conditions to make it into my list as a swim; 1) it's not allowed to be a pool swim and 2) the motive has to be that I did go swimming not just for instance a photoshoot/event.
The story above is a condensed version, the longer story is available on request. Names have been removed from most of the swims.