”I am water.  Let’s go boating!”

9/23/17 – Date #11
Push-ups – 30 (Day 11)
Push-ups – 70 (Day 23)

”I am water.  So let’s go boating!”

I am water. Emotional unpredictable currents. Calm like an ocean. Intense crashing waves. Fierce like a torrential downpour. An ambitious tide crashing into shore. A beauty that sits still like the sea and feels every drop of water. Some of the greatest treasures are buried at the bottom. Underneath the darkness, is a shining gift.

I must admit my intro sounds hippy-dippy and trippy.  You probably think I just left a Grateful Dead concert and am about to slap a Peace & Love bumper sticker on your car.

But that’s not the case.

When I decided to write about my love for water, it made me think about a book I read last year about the day you were born.  I don’t know much about signs, but after that intriguing read about the day I was born, I learned my “sign” was water.

As I sat down to write this post, I googled “water sign.’  My eyes willingly read with curiosity.  All I could think was, woah, I am water.

 

I found it interesting, but I won’t bore you with all the details.  Here are the highlights I gathered from the not fact-based, possibly mumbo-jumbo articles:

Water signs are emotional, empathetic, receptive, sensitive, have a high awareness of the emotions of others, imaginative, dreamy, impulsive rather than logical, nurturing, compassionate and want everyone to be happy.  Like a river, their feelings run deep and they feel more intensely than the rest.  How things feel is what matters to water signs and they feel most fulfilled when they are helping others, and they do so in an enchanting, considerate and even romantic way.

Another article states, water signs have the capability of nurturing anything that isn’t capable of caring for itself with amazing tenderness and ambition. That’s right, ambition.  That’s funny because it’s true.  I would say I have a tender and ambition-driven heart.  It continues, “…this gives them incredible drive and leadership ability. You will find them nurturing their career or a pet project just as much as you might find them nurturing children, family, pets, or their infamous mood swings.”

Awesome! Next time I have a mood swing, I’ll be sure to nurture it!

“The flip side of this dreamy water world is the tendency of these individuals to brood.”  I had to look brood up to see the full definition.  Brood is “to think deeply about something that makes one unhappy.”  Well, that’s no fun! And the dreadful truth is, it happens more than I’d like to admit. So I won’t.

Water tends to act on sense, rather than on logic or intellect. And much like still water can become stagnant, an inactive water sign person is not at their best. Duh. Water signs are susceptible to mood swings, and at their worst, they could become self-indulgent.  Well isn’t that just super.

Enough about me and the fact I shared with the world I can be moody.  Moving along.

Let’s Go Boating!

I didn’t need to take myself out on a boat to know I love water.  But I did anyway! I love water and everything about it.  The massiveness of the ocean calms me.  The calmness inspires me and I feel connected to the intense blue waves.  It’s an intimate thing that is not easy to explain because it’s not meant to be. It’s between me and the current. 😉

I got curious and also looked up the definition of current.  I love the definition.  Probably because I’m water.

An ocean current is any more or less permanent or continuous, directed movement of ocean water that flows in one of the Earth’s oceans. The currents are generated from the forces acting upon the water like the earth’s rotation, the wind, the temperature and salinity differences and the gravitation of the moon.

 

As we got out of the no wake zone, I sat at the top of the boat and soaked it all in.  The waves made me bounce enough to hold on while keeping my eye on my daughter to make sure she didn’t fly off the boat.  The wind blew my hair in every direction. I looked over to catch a glimpse of my daughter’s smile and it was as big as mine.  That moment is now one of my happy places.

We docked at Weedon Island, threw the raft out, and floated our worries away.  I was in heaven while the girls explored the sandbar.  Other boats docked around us and the water was filled with people enjoying their day. My friend took an interest in a dog that was swimming around us like a champion. I think it was a German shorthaired pointer, but I’m not sure.

They chatted about dogs while the 4-legged ball of energy swam over and jumped enthusiastically up on the raft with me, sharing plenty of slobber love.  It was awesome. I didn’t care that he crashed the date I was having with myself…on a raft…in the ocean. I cut my date short when his paw punctured a hole in the raft and I no longer was floating.

We got back in the boat and headed to The Getaway.  Because pulling up to a restaurant in a boat is undeniably fun.  A couple Shirly Temples and a few handfuls of popcorn shrimp later, we headed back to Tampa.

I did some push-ups on the boat and called it a day!  Thank you for the boating adventure!

Conclusion –

I love to be out in the water and it doesn’t have to be on a boat.  I’m content on shore, sitting on a rock staring out into any body of water.  However, there is something magical about making waves while you speed through the wind and water with the intent on going nowhere.

I also enjoy going to restaurants with water views and laid-back atmospheres.

I must make myself go and sit by the water or I’ll forget the feeling it gives me.

I see more water in my future.  My water sign told me 😉

Until tomorrow…

 

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