Something that I have always wanted to do because to me, it just symbolises the spirit of adventurousness – skinny dipping!
Apart from doing it as a little tyke, I’ve never had the opportunity to take a spontaneous dip in the nude with a bunch of mates. In fact, the one time my group of old friends did go skinny dipping, I was elsewhere, and found myself really overcome with jealousy, because it sounds really fun. And I’m the sort of person who doesn’t like missing out on fun, especially if it’s with people I care so much about.
The closest I’ve come to a skinny dip was one New Years Eve with another bunch of lovely mates. We spent the whole night saying we were going to be brave and run around the block in the nude at midnight, then chickening out, repeatedly. When midnight came, only a couple did it completely nude, while the rest of us decided to run it in our underwear, in the pouring rain, while fireworks went off above us. It was the best NYE I’ve ever had, because we all lost our inhibitions, and got caught up in the moment. And let’s be honest, seeing a couple of penises jumping all over the shop is always entertaining!
Other than it being fun, I think it might help me build my confidence and be more comfortable with my body, especially if I can manage to do it sober. So, I’m just putting it out there to my mates, if you see an opportunity for us to get our boobies out and go for a swim, I’m up for it!
Speaking of boobies, I’ve found this cute video that is a light-hearted way for you to remember to check your breasts for any abnomalities, called “Touch Your Boobies”. Give it a watch and remember to touch your boobies!
I dedicate this post to my Aunty Mae-Mae, who past away early this morning after an 8 year battle with breast cancer. She was a loving, adventurous and inspiring woman, and I will miss her so much.