Let go a little


I took the leap a few summers ago off a dock I jumped from as a teenager. Having an ostomy makes you nervous of the adhesive coming off – let alone the impact of water! After years of avoiding doing the things I used to love and becoming far more cautious than necessary, I slowly started to let go and take chances. This dock jump is an annual summer tradition at the end of a long, hot day at the island fair. It was thrilling to take the jump, and my parents and daughters were proud of me. That felt wonderful too. Being a strong role model for my daughters is important to me so pushing past my fear is something I have to do.

Let go a little. Be prepared for anything of course – but as life proves over and over again, it’s not usually the things we fear that toss us – it’s the unexpected. And this day was unexpectedly exhilarating!

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