Taking Risks in Deep Water
Lois Bolton, guest writer, wrote about her adventures with jumping off the roof when she was a little girl? Well, take a look at this video about swimming in deep lake water, if you need more encouragement to explore life and take on new challenges.
Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer created an opportunity to conquer his fear of shark attacks, but he’s not doing it on his own. In the summer of 1975, the movie “JAWS” terrorized nearly everyone who saw it. After watching the movie, Dr. Lucky says he got so scared he was afraid to swim in a swimming pool! Watch this video to see how it all turned out…there might be alligators in that lake!
Dr. Lucky loves to swim across the deep lake behind his house in Florida. Day or night doesn’t bother him as long as he’s joined by 90 other people!
Rowdy Swims Across the Lake With Dr. Lucky
Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer is an unusual person. Besides being a dermatologist, Lucky made it into “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” for swimming half a mile with his foot in his mouth. He authored the seminal book on Yo-Yo collecting “Lucky’s Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos”. He’s been quoted or has appeared in over 18 publications ranging from the Annals of Emergency Medicine to Fiend Magazine to Swimming World and even the Wall Street Journal.
Want to learn more about Lucky?
You can meet Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer on www.growingbolder.com, a website community dedicated to highlighting people aging boldly.
What makes you interesting?
Boomers, if you’re struggling to think of something interesting that you do, maybe it’s time to break out of your normal routine and try something new. It doesn’t have to be major. It doesn’t have to be time-consuming. What can you do today that’s different from what you normally do? Be Bold! Take a risk! Conquer a fear!
Please share with us in the comments section…even if you only thought about doing it and then chickened out. Talking about it is halfway to getting it done. Be fearless. Go public.
photo credit: two women in muddy water from Hayley’s collection