Thursday, 30 January 2014

A Flash from the Past!

I'm going to try and post daily moving forward. It's one of my personal goals and I'm going to try my best over the next couple weeks to make it happen! It's only difficult right now because I'm job searching…and this, is like a full time job in itself!

While putting my work portfolio together, I was going through some boxes of textbooks from over the years and I came across a shoebox full of my old swimming medals and ribbons!

It brought up so many emotions. Sad. Joyful. Regret. Proud. Depressed. Grateful. Thankful. Felling old!!

I was put into synchronized swimming at 7 years old and did it right up until I was in University (varsity team). The passion for this sport grew into so much more, and I may not have realized at the time but I am so thankful for the experience now.

I feel sad because it was such a huge part of my life for SO long and now that I don't do it anymore, I feel like I've lost an old time friend. I was lucky enough to continue swimming when going to university which was such a relief. Click HERE to view the last year of me swimming…90s Compilation. Hell.fricken.ya.

I feel regret because I wish I wasn't so selfish (worrying about hanging out with friends and partying), while I was competitive and that I would have taken my accomplishments a lot more seriously. I would have loved to coach Synchro (like some of the other girls I swam with did), but I had other things on my mind and never went through the training.

Conversely, I feel so thankful that I got to experience this sport, as a lot of other girls out there may not have the same opportunity. It's not a cheap sport and my parents never mentioned anything about how they were paying for me to practice and fly me all over Canada for competitions. I thank them for this.

I feel a sense of pride that I now have all these keepsakes to cherish forever...

And one day, when I have a little daughter, she can continue on this passion and I will be able to feel the pride that my parents felt when they watched me swim! :)

That's all for now!

N <3

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