If you’ve been following my blog this year, you know about my 101 in 1001 list that I plan to complete by December 31, 2010. I composed my list of items that I need to get done, goals that I want to achieve, and things that I want to experience. A lot of the items will definitely push me outside of my comfort zone, but there’s one on the list that is so far out of my comfort zone that I’m nervous already just thinking about it – the dreaded #33: Go snorkeling (for more than 5 minutes even if I’m terrified). I know it sounds silly because most people probably think that snorkeling sounds fun, relaxing, exciting, etc. But yeah, I’m terrified of it. Terrified of jellyfish mostly, but I’m also scared of anything in the water touching me: fish, eels, sharks, seaweed, everything. I’ve been in lakes and in the ocean several times before, but every time I get in, something scares me and my fear gets worse. I absolutely love swimming, but I’ll take a pool any day over natural bodies of water.
I’ll soon have an opportunity to accomplish this item on the list, and I’m really going to give it my best try. As an added incentive to give it a go, I bought an underwater housing for my point-and-shoot camera so hopefully I can at least get a few pictures. Stay tuned to see me conquer one of my biggest fears!
Updated to include a photo of my toy: