I feel most at peace when I am in or near water. So my son’s affinity for swimming only makes sense.
We both are on our way to an upswing with this adjustment. After being here for 9 months now, we are learning how to navigate not only the city but our emotions better. Learning how to understand when we are just tired or stressed and take some time for ourselves. But we are both longing for the water again.
It has the power to cleanse us. I read a quote by Isak Dinesen that said “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea”. I definitely believe this to be true. And we have definitely experienced all of them at some point during this year.
We are learning. We are growing. Continuing to swim through the ebb and flow of this adventure.