Am I a sporty person? Well, to be frankly no, I am not into sport as much as many other people do perhaps, that’s why my tummy is getting bigger and bigger now. I was a member in a gym club few years ago, 8 years to be exact. At that time, I was planning to do exercise at least 4 times a week, not because I wanted to be a bodybuilder but more into doing exercise after working hours.
Then, I moved to other city, Cirebon, and I stopped my membership there. After that, I rarely went to gym club. So, what do I do for sport? Well, my favorite ones of-course, swimming. Yes, I really love swimming. I usually swim on Sundays with a friend, not in swimming pool of my estate I’m living due to its expensive entrance fee. I swim in a swimming pool nearby which the fee is half of it.
The main problem is that it always crowded with people during the weekend. The swimming pool is not a pool only, but a water park actually. That is also the reason many come during the weekend with the whole family. I several times spotted a really big family (approximately about 20 people) came for swimming and they brought their own foods, drinks, even mats, just like a picnic.
I usually swim about 30 minutes to 1 hour, taking 10-15 laps – not continuously though. At least I take around 3 – 4 time breaks with 2 – 3 minutes each. In my family, I am the only one who can swim because I am the only one who learn it. I didn’t take any lesson for it, just learning from a friend when I was a membership in a hotel across my first big office on Sudirman Street. I was told to learn how to breathe first, then after that learning the style after.
Learning swimming wasn’t easy, I can tell you this. Try to breathe under water when you are not able to swim at all plus a traumatic incident. The first thing we need to do is to conquer our fears first. After that, just jump in and do what you are told to do. By the way, don’t think that my friend was always with me during the learning. No, I was alone mostly. So I was told to learn how to breathe for about two weeks (I was swimming 3 times a week, minimum).
After two weeks, I was told to try to lift my legs above the water and flip away my feet. My friend was not accompanying me again off course. Then soon after I learned the style – a free style and after few weeks learning, I am able to swim. I felt really HAPPY when I really did started to swim on my own. It was a very big achievement for me.
Have you ever felt things like that? Nowadays, I think we are too much spoiled by people around us, by the condition and etc. If we want to eat, just dial. If we are tired walking, just look for a taxi. This is only my opinion though, because at least that is what I feel. I feel so comfort traveled around by asking my sister to drive, I don’t want to learn how to drive again.
Learning is about are we willing to do it or not, right? If we don’t feel like doing it by ourselves, it would be useless. Many told me to learn how to drive, but I don’t want to – at least don’t have strong will to do it. Even if many people give us many theory about it or many can be obtained from internet, nowadays, because we don’t have the willingness to learn, we just stand by. We are going nowhere.
Argh… why is this post becoming sort of “curcol”. But then again, I always put any of my post like this, except maybe Fiction’s post. Let’s end this post here with a quote from my self.
Learning comes from our own willingness. Our eagerness to knowing new things. We, not them.