I never thought I'd be able to swim on my own, but hey, stranger things have happened! About an hour ago, I was able to do 16 laps - my second time this week. If you knew me 6 months ago, you wouldn't believe me. I love the water, but I am so scared of drowning. Recent events have made me push myself so hard, though, and swimming is one area that I have been working on. It sounds mundane, but it means so much to me. Yeah, the pool is small and a lap is such a short distance; but it used to be that I couldn't even go to the deep end (which is not that deep) without holding on to the side of the pool. Now I am off to reward myself with a meal of tilapia fillet and zucchini. Sweet 16, baby.