Monday, August 19, 2013

Another Lesson Learned

I learned another lesson during my Honduran trip.  I learned to get over myself.  In my adult life, I've been kind of self conscious about being seen in public in a bathing suit.  Because of this, I've missed many opportunities to have fun.

The first three days in Honduras were spent on the mainland.  The third day was the day that we went to the natural hot springs that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago in my blog "Magic Moments".  As I mentioned, I was in the middle of a jungle, BUT I was with seventeen of my daughter-in-law's family members.  Because of what we were doing, we were all in bathing suits for the couple of hours that we were there.

The next day we went to Roatan which is a resort island off the coast of Honduras.  For four days our "uniform" was bathing suits, no makeup, and glasses.  You couldn't wear contacts because salt water tends to fuse them to your eyes.  Now I HAD to be seen in a bathing suit or stay at the house that we rented.  There was no way I wasn't going to participate in the planned activities.

You know what I discovered?  The only  person that cared about what I looked like or what I was wearing was ME.  I was the one holding myself back from having fun all these years.  How liberating!!!  I'm just sorry this lesson took me so long to learn.  Now I'm embracing life and looking forward to opportunities to do different, fun

Love,  Paula

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