Monday, February 15, 2010


I wasn't going to blog today...but I just have to tell you all... I DID IT! I bought a swim suit and I swam. For the first time in over 20 years I swam laps. Not only did I swim laps, but I lost track of time and swam for over an hour!!! I was SO scared to put my suit on, but once I had it on, and I was in the pool I was fine. I was more than fine, I was relaxed. I forgot how much I love the sound of water as it moves around me. I love the quiet of having the pool all to myself.

When I got home, I took a shower (not a fan of how chlorine makes my skin feel...but oh well!) and as I was putting on my make-up I realized how exhausted every muscle in my body was. I had to take a nap. My body hurts all over today - and it is a great feeling. To top it all off, both Chad and Dan told me they were proud of me. I don't think either of these men realize what an impact they have on my life. When they tell me they are proud, I feel like I can fly.

I truly can't believe I waited all these years to get in the water again. To finally find a place where I am relaxed enough to loose track of time...what a treasure. Yay!! I DID IT!!!


  1. Good for you! One of these days I hope to be as brave.
    'Lena Ehlert

  2. Congratulations!! What a wonderful accomplishment! I love swimming, and the sound of water around me.

    You are doing a great job!!

  3. YAY! Go Jetta! Inspiring the blog world, one goal at a time!

  4. Yeah for you!! I just want to let you know that I have been reading through your blog and you inspire me ~ you really do. So glad that you took the plunge!

  5. GREAT job for conquering your fear! Isn't it amazing how this changes everything? You can just *see the change* in the contestant's eyes (biggest Loser)...I'm feelin' it too...and I love it! I bet you are one sore girl though!

  6. This is such a terrific post.
    How amazing are you that you took a leap of faith, and you are all the better because of it.

  7. While I was reading this I had goosebumps. . .
    I remember that you were a swimmer in High School. Sometimes we give up things that we really love in life to make room for the craziness of life. I am also proud of you for the person you are becoming.

    Woo hooooooo. You go girl! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo