I haven’t gone for a swim in ages and this new Seafolly store at Wisma Atria reminded me of how I used to love it. The feeling of weightlessness in the pool and just gliding. It was the most relaxing feeling ever and I could think. I almost felt like I was meditating. I especially loved swimming at night when it was more peaceful and less crowded.
Well to be honest, the reason I haven’t gone in ages is that, even though I love being in the water there are parts I hate. The part where the chlorine dried out my hair and just the hassle of getting to the public pool and the fact that it was a public pool where people annoyingly swam across the lanes and other terrible things I won’t mention here. I am sounding like such a grouch.
The worst thing ever was when water got into my ear. Not a little bit, but a lot and it was sloshing around and I could not get it out no matter how much I jumped up and down in the shower. It was affecting my hearing and I was afraid I would get an inner ear infection.
It got so bad I had to see an ENT (Ear Nose and Throat Specialist). The doctor actually had to insert a needle into my ear to get the hardened wax out (due to all that chlorine I guess). Sorry for the gross description, but I didn’t know how else to relate this story.
It was painful and awful and that’s when I stopped going. Guess I was just going overboard and spending too long in the pool – ’till my fingers looked like prunes’ long. I tend to be extreme in everything I do. It’s like a perfectionist all or nothing for me. Please tell me you are that way too? I often feel like such a weirdo.