Its five minute Friday over at lisajobaker.com and the word is DIVE! Writing for five minutes on one word. Check out her site to read how this party got started.
– 5 minutes, write, no major editing –
I don’t remember how old i was, all i remember was the pain.
I was young and attending a summer camp. it was my turn at the diving board to try to do the thing i had always desired to do – dive. I climb. I walk to the edge. I reconfirm posture and technique with the teacher. Then i jump. I flop. My chest burns. I am embarrassed I am in pain. I am scarred inwardly – i never try it again.
This experience seems to haunt my days when trying new things or things i have failed at before (like blogging). How fitting for this to be my first post – i hope to dive into this blog and accomplish all the Lord has for me to – no more and no less. i have fears of being hurt and embarrassed – these things may happen but with the power of the Holy Spirit I hope to not walk away. I hope i will keep at it, learn and grow – not that i will ever get it perfect but that i will not be afraid to keep trying.