The best things in life are free. One my best things is swimming. I’m the girl in the pool doing cannon ball contests with the little kids. I’m the girl in the river that you have to bribe to leave. I’m the girl in the ocean that make people nervous with how far I leave the shore. I’m the girl who became a certified scuba diver at age 12 and learned to snorkel before I could write my own name.
I have my mother to thank for that. She’s a water dog ten times over me. In the water she looks like a sea horse: calm, relaxed, completely natural to be there.