DISCLAIMER - get ready, I'm feeling deep today. Real deep.
We love to spend time in the big Wave Pool whenever we go to Silverwood. The pool is graduated, and goes from 0' to 5' deep. At least, when there are no waves. Once the wave machine starts going, if you are in the 5' section, you are bobbing up and down on the huge swells - sometimes touching, sometimes flailing.
This is fine when having fun the pool. Not so great in regular life.
A friend asked me yesterday if I was keeping my head above water? She is someone I work with, who has been patiently awaiting the answers to some questions pertinent to her job, that I've been putting on the back burner because something more important always comes up.
My answer to her? I always have my head above water, but these dang waves are hitting from every direction and slapping me in the face! In the same e-mail, I may or may not have called the Salesmen that work for our company the cause of said waves, but that's another subject entirely!
Then, I got to thinking.
This is where it gets deep.
Why do I always think I have to be in so deep that my head is barely above water? Waves notwithstanding?
Yes, I can do that.
Of course, I'll get that information.
No problem, I'd love to be on another committee.
And the water level keeps rising. And rising. And rising.
And, on a calm day, it's all manageable. Head above water. Treading water. Heck, probably even making some progress.
But, on stormy days, with my head perpetually so close to danger, I'm fighting off that drowning feeling. And it gets a little overwhelming, trying to accomplish anything when all you can do sometimes is just fight for every breath.
So, I've made a decision. Not sure how yet to accomplish it, but I'm gonna try.
I'm going to spend the majority of my time at about waist deep. My feet on a firm foundation. Ready to absorb any waves that come my way.
And, for the days I have to dive in the deep end? I'm gonna use the floaties, and feel no shame for it. Prayer floaties - of course. Friend help floaties - absolutely. Drive through dinner floaties - when I need to. Date night floaties - I'll never turn them down.
So, I guess be warned my friends. Don't offer your floatie if you really don't mean it. Because I may be in the deep end that day, and I'm gonna take it.
On the flip side, since I'm gonna be spending most of my time waist deep, I'll be throwing you my floatie as often as I can. Be ready to catch it.
So, how about you? Are you above water? Who are your floaties? Wanna be one of mine?