Diana Nyad. Has 64 ever looked better?
The resolve that this kick-ass woman had to make it from Cuba to Florida in jelly fish-infested water, without a shark cage, is nothing short of miraculous. This was a 53 hour journey. I couldn’t even stay awake to watch, let alone swim.
She said, “It was difficult to breathe, but my resolve on this thing was deep. I just had this attitude of: it doesn’t matter what it is, find a way.” It doesn’t matter what it is, find a way. Those seems like some good words to live by.
As we prepare for Jake to leave for his first semester of college in Barcelona this Saturday, a much less physically demanding task than a 103 mile swim, (although the cleaning of his room is probably close), I will keep those words front and center in my mind and be grateful that there’s no risk a shark will bite me in the ass as I wave goodbye at the airport.