Today's Coach's Challenge: Do Something That Scares You
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Ok, I didn't do it today, I did it yesterday. And yes, I didn't plan to do something that woudl scare me, but nonetheless, that's exactly what happenend. My husband has a small boat and loves to go out fishing. He usually goes out alone, which makes me nervous so I try to join him once in a while.(sorry, fishing is not my cup of tea)
Yesterday at 5 AM we headed out. It was a little foggy, but he assured me that he has a GPS wonder tool that leaves breadcrumbs so he can retrace his steps and it does all kind of other wonderful things so we will be safe. We head out and he explains to me about the shallow channels and using the red and green buoys for direction. Everything is going pretty well, and the fog is already lifting. We are headed to the small opening from the harbor to the big wide ocean. I think he calls it the rips.Well here's where I find myself in the movie, Adrift. Suddenly there are big waves and the boat is being tossed up and down, I'm holding on for dear life, and my glasses and sweatshirt are getting soaked by the splashes from the waves. I look at my husband and say, "I think we should turn around!" He calmly assures me that it will only take a few minutes to get through. He is right, before too long we are out on the sea and we can begin "trolling" for fish. I need to catch my breath, zip up my wet sweatshirt and try to calm down. I'm trying not to think about having to get back through the rips. Fortunately our trip back in was much less eventful. I survived.
I don't think I'll be in a big rush to go out with him again, but I will be even more worried than I used to be.