Thursday, March 24, 2005

Done in by the Red Lobster

We went out.  I was bad.  It wasn't pretty.

Today's a new day, that's all I can say.

Steven has a new job selling cars for a pretty big lot here in town.  They are currently conducting a contest where the top 20 salesmen and their spouses or significant others get to go to Cancun, Mexico.  Steven is about 60% to his goal, and he's still got a month to go.  It looks like he's got a legitimate shot at winning this thing.

At first, I wasn't all that thrilled.  I've had Vegas fever for a while now and it looked like we could probably make the trip in May with my best friend (which would be even more fun).  To instead get a trip to somewhere I never even wanted to go was less than great news.

If I were to be really honest - and I haven't been that with myself lately - it would be because Cancun is more of an activities destination.  They have a lot of water related activities there and guess who is deathly afraid of water? <raises hand>

No, I never learned how to swim last year.  I'm just still so freaked out to.  I accept my weininess, thank you.

So a trip to a bathing suit wearing, ocean loving location is a little intimidating.  It shouldn't be, but it is.

I finally decided that this is the perfect opportunity to get outside of my comfort zone.  I've already discovered my comfort zone isn't truly living - so this is a chance to throw caution to the wind and actually experience "life". 

I'm thisclose to considering the possibility of maybe learning how to swim.  (How is that for noncommittal?)  I have a huge fear of the water, like I said.  I know it stems from loss of control.  But maybe this is just the kick in the rear I need to get over myself and "feel the fear and do it anyway". 

I guess it's time to buy a swimsuit. 

I think that intimidates me more than getting in the water.  :-O

We started our new college courses this week.  I get to write another paper on the topic of my choice.  I think I really want to write about healthy weight loss in a fad diet socieity.  It's something I feel strongly about, for one, it's somethingI know a lot about, for two - and maybe, just maybe it's something I need to hear for three.

I'll get it together.

Because I'm worth a healthy life.

 

1 comment:

gabby53a said...

Hey Ginger,
Hope Steven DOES win that vacation and you GO!! That would be a great time for you two. And do get swimming lessons. You can combine that with one of those great exercise in da water classes. Those aren't sissy workouts like some seem to think. Also hope the script is coming along.