Back in South Carolina I was on a swim team for about 3 years. I loved to swim, and I especially loved to compete in meets. I really liked my routine I had, wake up, school, and then swim practice till 8, four days a week. Then swim meets on the weekends. Well, that schedule that after I found out we were moving to Bonners Ferry Idaho. Idaho? Never heard of it? Well that’s honestly to bad because Idaho is a amazing state to live in, and Bonners Ferry makes it even better…. Anyway, we sold our house in 3 days, so we went and lived in my grandparents pool house for 2 months. Around mid September, we packed up the U-haul and drove for 2 weeks until we reached Bonners Ferry. We rented a house for about a year, then God opened a door to this magnificent property in Naples. It is truly our families dream property. So, we start building Lei Lei and Pop’s house, and also start remodeling on the house that is already on the property.
After about 3 months on the new property, I still was thinking about joining the swim team down in Sandpoint. I mentioned it to mom and dad, and they said they would think about it. A couple weeks later, I got this question from dad, “Are you willing to put in the dedication again?” I knew that answer, of course swim team is fun, but in order to achieve goals, you have to have determination, and put in the dedication. I gave my answer, and sure enough that next week mom was driving me to Sandpoint at 5 am.
I now have been on the swim team for about a month and a half, and it is very difficult. Taking a year off really affects how you swim a year later, but I am very determined to reach where I was before, and I am improving each week. With the support from my family and friends, and the help from my new coach, and my faith in Christ Jesus, I know for sure that I will get to where I was.
By the way…. My first swim meet is on October 30th.. I am beyond excited :))))