“I am swimming really fast with my mermaid sisters through the ocean waves. A pod of dolphins swim around us. We all jump into the air, doing perfect flips, before submerging back into the ocean waves.”
Mermaids are the most amazing creatures EVER. Really.
When I was a little girl taking summer swim classes, I totally wanted to be a mermaid. I used to imagine myself as the elusive aquatic siren, and I drove my mom crazy with my “mermaid” stories.
My mermaid a-ha moment came one day (I remember this very clearly), when I was 8 years old, and I was back-floating in the very chlorinated pool during a busy summer swim class. The sunlight streamed through the huge ceiling windows, and rainbows refracted from the rays of sunlight onto the water, making everything sparkle and shimmer. I suddenly forgot where I was, and I thought, “I am a mermaid in the big blue ocean, and I am happy.”
So began a lifetime of mermaid dreams.
When I was in college, I used to lap swim for exercise. I also practiced holding my breath for as long as I could underwater, so that I could pretend I was a real mermaid. I used to drive my friends crazy as I suddenly popped up from underneath the water.
As a working adult, I still dream about mermaids. So when my friend recommended The Mermaid Club, I jumped at the opportunity. I can finally make it official – I can actually become a mermaid! Yaaasss – my life dream come true!!!
The Mermaid Club is a group of amazing women who support and promote fitness and well-being. There is no requirement for membership! Initially, I thought that I would need to swim a lot to be part of The Mermaid Club, but The Mermaid Club is so much more inclusive. It is open to everyone who wants to live life and make waves.
From The Mermaid Club website, http://livelifemakewaves.com/:
“Are you a Mermaid?
The Mermaid Club is a diverse and vibrant community for women. We promote good health, fitness, well-being, inspiration, motivation, positive vibes and positive change. Our goal is to provide a fun and safe environment for women to connect with each other across the globe to empower, motivate, and feel alive. Our stories are real about real women who train hard and race, both for fun and competition.
Join us in our mission to…
- Empower, motivate, and feel alive
- Promoting good health, fitness, well-being, inspiration, motivation, positive vibes and positive change
- Participate in local and globe events and give back to the community
- Connect with each other across the globe.”
How awesome is that?
Now, I am an Ambassador Leader for The Mermaid Club, and I love every moment of it. These days, I am preparing for my next full marathon (the San Francisco marathon) so I am running a lot and doing hill training. I go hiking and dragon boat paddling. I do yoga and meditation. I am doing Self Magazine’s Bikini Body challenge. Most importantly, I am doing all these things as a mermaid. Sometimes even dressed like a mermaid. Life is good.
I would love to hear your mermaid a-ha moment! I would also love to hear what being a mermaid means to you!
Also, if you are not already a mermaid – how about joining The Mermaid Club? We would love to have you! Let’s be mermaids…together! Let’s live life and make waves…together!