Today's prompt is... "Do you consider yourself a strong swimmer?".
I have wrote about strength in one form or another several times. My strength seems to be one of the things I question a lot thanks to the challenges of the past few years. Those of you that have been around a while already know I struggle with this.
Going with the theme...
I use to be a strong swimmer... Olympic! I could change direction with grace. I could breast stroke, back stroke and butterfly without a ripple in the water.
On the outside it may seem that my gifts have not faltered, but on the inside I have to think about every stroke before I make it. Its a lot more effort these days to make it across the pool and there are days I think I will drowned.
Then there are days when I just float quietly. As I drift, I think about all the races I've won. I can see it... my gift to swim and the strength with in.
Even if my mind messes with me... my strength to swim is there. I am a strong swimmer.
If only I wouldn't loose my faith in my abilities.