photo by Jake Laub
This story is a part of a series called Do It And Then You’re Doing It, in which we attempt to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and take your life to the next level. As a [mostly] wholesome Minnesotan girl, I grew up on lakes. I spent entire summers on a dock fishing and in the water swimming, skiing and tubing. There are, however, three very important differences between lakes and the ocean:
- You can see the other side of the lake. You cannot see the other side of the ocean. Plus: waves.
- Freshwater is, well, fresh. Salt water is something you gargle when you’re sick. It is not something I want in my eyes.
- Sharks. Don't quote me statistics. They're out there, and I am seal-sized.