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Today I Love Swimming Outside My Comfort Zone

Sorry about the picture of my speedo …

Today I love swimming outside my comfort zone. I love that I have finally started swimming as part of my fitness program and I love that I have been calling my intermittent walking a “fitness program.” I love that I swam half a kilometre before my arms fell off, that I didn’t drown, that my Fibro didn’t bother me too much and still hasn’t, that I have not had to medicate yet and that the pool is as fun and as exciting as I remember it being. I love that I still hate chlorine in my eyes and sinuses, but that it still doesn’t stop me. I love that I am now doing three distinctly different things to keep healthy if you count the occasional ice skating adventure and four if you include the little bit of yoga that I do and five if you go ahead and include curling. I love that I met an old acquaintance in the pool and he and I were both surprised to see (and recognize) each other after forty years.

Today I love continuing adventures on the Bruce Peninsula. I love that the Bruce Trail is like a highway for pedestrians that is over five hundred miles long. I love pondering plans to walk part of it this coming spring and summer. I love the place i live and the wonders that are here to behold and experience. I love being of and from this enchanting place that is becoming more and more exotic to me every day. I love my homeland. I love that every where I go in this place I meet people I know, friends and family, or just people who have yet to become my friends. I love that my music and my love of this place takes me far and opens doors for me in the strangest and most wonderful of situations.

Today I love grocery shopping, split pea soup, fish from the inland sea, longing for bike riding weather, dreaming of cutting grass and writing outdoors, thinking about children enjoying summer holidays the way I did as a child, olives with pimento, local honey, and red balloons.  I love that my hair smells of chlorine even if I don’t like the smell. I love that I am making the second half of my life fun, because life is too short to not enjoy. I love contemplating the potential for fun. I love that if I die tomorrow I will have been having fun right up to the end.

Today I love good coffee aprés healthy activity, because life is also too short to drink bad coffee.

Today I Love Swimming Outside My Comfort Zone

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

email me at ADHD Man

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Babcock, K. (2017). Today I Love Swimming Outside My Comfort Zone. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 21, 2020, from


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