Saturday, in celebrating 20 years of sobriety, I faced a horrible fear I have of water in order to do something I’ve wanted to do for years but was too afraid.

And I didn’t die – 🙏

Saturday, I had my first kayak experience. 🙌

I may have had several panic attacks. 😩

I may have cried a few times. 😭

I may have yelled at my children when they got too close 🙈

But I did it. 💪

Fear truly can rob you of life.

I am thankful for the few minutes I got to breathedeep and take in the beauty and the calmness – well – until kids collided with one another and then would turn into the grassy areas 🙈😜🤦‍♀️😩 I would like to try it again in the bay or sound area so I can stay closer to the shore and not be surrounded with signs warning of alligators. 🐊🐊🐊 And not to be taken the wrong way – I would like to try it without my children so I could hopefully relax a little more and focus on me being comfortable.

I’m thankful for a good day –