Friday, September 26, 2014

Life Keeps You Humble

This week has been just awesome for me on so many levels. Here is what I felt like a few hours ago:
  1. My BookBub promotion on Wednesday kicked my sales for into high gear, and the rankings are holding up days later. Woohoo & thank you, Bookbub!
  2. I'm getting my ugly-a$$ kitchen remodeled in October. Bye-bye seventies yellow & brown! Hello Sweedish storage systems!
  3. My in-laws kept my kindergartener overnight on a school night this week, saving me two hours of commuting and giving me a semi-relaxing evening with just my 3yo to take care of. It was like a mini-vacation.

Going into this morning, I was riding pretty high.

Then I had a pool mishap at the gym. Fortunately, it wasn't as bad as what happened to this poor guy:
I'm happy to say LA Fitness didn't have to close the pool for the day because of me. It was just a little embarrassing chokage.

You see, I've recently learned that I have horrendous front-crawl form. I think I look like this when I swim (you only have to watch a few seconds of the video to get the gist):
But what's really happening is more like this:
I do the front crawl with my head up like the tip of a ski. I don't like having my face underwater. Even with goggles. I can't get the rhythm of when to beathe in and out, and I feel kind of claustrophobic under water.

I'm trying to get better and practice putting my face in the water as I start the lap. Today, it...didn't go so well. I ended up at the end of the lane hacking up half a lung after swallowing chlorinated water.

I try to be so suave when I go to my gym, but I missed the mark today. It's just one way life keeps me humble.

How has life kept you humble, recently? Or is it all smooth sailing?

Thanks for reading!

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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  1. Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.comSeptember 26, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Life is an exercise in humility. My only achievement is that I realized recently that I am completely unexceptional.

    1. JessiSeptember 26, 2014 at 10:39 PM

      Unfortunately, Steph, I have to call you out on that. You have exceptional dedication to blogging. You are an inspiration!


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