new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Panic at the thought of doing a thing is a challenge to do it.  ~Henry S. Haskins | by melodramababs
Back to photostream

Panic at the thought of doing a thing is a challenge to do it. ~Henry S. Haskins

I had a fear of opening my eyes under water.

 

Everything is magnified. The ocean floor looks so close even though it's many feet below. My brain has trouble processing this and I go into a panic and start to hyperventilate. I had a "practice run" of snorkeling at the beach before going out into the deep waters to try the real thing and was unsuccessful.

 

When I got off the boat at the designated area I panicked again. I went back to the boat to request a life jacket. I strapped that around my waist and with the knowledge that I would be ok even if I panicked a little bit; I tried it again. This time successfully.

 

Next time, maybe I'll be able to do it without support.

1,363 views
1 fave
0 comments
Taken on May 3, 2010