And then she had to peel the whole thing off when the boat captain suggested we postpone until the next day.But I noted the relief in her sigh as she yanked her left foot out of the leg of the suit.The next dive that day and the two the day after were easy and gorgeous, in warm water and dazzling sun, swimming over historical shipwrecks and exploring reefs.Because that’s how it is with Simone — get her past that first bit of doubt, and she settles down, letting her natural gifts restore her confidence.I could see my girl getting a little nervous during the pre-dive briefing, and she balked at leaping off the front of the boat and into the water, so the captain led her around to a ladder, where she could slip in a little more easily. we were underwater, diving along the wreck of an old coal barge, and everything was beautiful.
During these stressful times, while she awaits early application responses from her two top schools, I want to do anything I can to help keep her confidence high.
”I’d had enough air in my tanks for another 20 minutes underwater, but it was too late to change my mind.
Instead, I jumped off the side of the ship and splashed around in the sea while we waited for other divers to return, , and because we didn’t have a beach to enjoy on this trip anyway, that turned out to be my only time to be playful in the warm ocean water.
Applying early demonstrates enthusiasm, but it doesn’t necessarily improve a student’s chances for admission (from what I understand).
And though I hope that her top school will accept her, with less than a 7% acceptance rate, there’s a chance it won’t happen.