I had a sudden realisation the other day that situations in life can be very similar to the comparisons of open water swimming v pool swimming.
Which probably explains why I LOVE OW swimming and just enjoy pool swimming!!
Pool swimming, while it is quite calming and meditative – it’s restrictive. You have to swim in a line, following that black line on the bottom of the pool continuously. Like certain things in life that you HAVE to do, such as the 9-5, cleaning the house, doing the laundry.
Where as open water swimming is like the really fun stuff – you don’t have to follow lines, or those dividers that look like giant candy necklaces, you can swim where you like and not come across a single person in the open water – you really are free to do what you want!
So I guess my aim is to have a life that is constantly like open water swimming!