Last week, a friend was regaling me with stories about exotic trips scuba diving at remote tropical islands. I told him, I will never scuba. I have sensitive ears.
Fast forward to 3am Friday morning. I get a call from our assignment desk. How about scuba diving this morning? Sure! I'm never one to turn down a challenge.
I haven't swum laps in years - unless you count swimming with one's head above water. I'm not proud to admit it. All morning, I was trying to quiet the little voice in my head reminding me of countless childhood earaches.
But thanks to sweet scuba instructors and ignoring the claustrophobic feeling and racing heart, I did it. It's exhilirating overcoming a fear. Now... to plan the perfect tropical vacation.
If you look closely, my eyes do betray me a bit... :)