For those of you new to the show, a Mega List is a list of my own making. It started sometime in my 20s, but essentially, it is an on-going list of goals and desires.

But, this is no ordinary list of tasks, goals, dreams. No, no. This list is revisited almost daily. I make smaller lists based on this big list, so that I can actually achieve some of the items. Once a goal is met–Joy, of joys–I get to mark that goal off my list, and celebrate by adding more freaking goals to the list! It never ever ends.

This year, I am so proud to share that I got to mark one of the big ones off my list. In 2019, I wrote and published a (not children’s) book!

This year, I plan to mark another big item off my Mega List: Scuba Diving.

Here’s the deal, I can swim enough to save my life, but that’s it. In order for me to mark scuba diving off my list, I need to do the following things:

  • Take swimming lessons
  • Get certified as a lifeguard
  • Take a beginners scuba course
  • Become certified as a scuba instructor

Now, this might look excessive. Yes, I could just get certified to scuba, but what’s the fun in that!

By taking swim lessons, I will become more skilled and confident in the water. Getting certified as a lifeguard means I am not dead weight to any scuba party I may with traveling and swimming with. I become an asset instead of simply a participant.

Obviously, I have to get a scuba diving certification, because that’s how one learns. Becoming a certified scuba instructor does a couple of things for me:

  • It gives me a way to pay myself back for the swim lessons, lifeguard certification, and scuba instruction.
  • It also gives me a way to travel for scuba without going broke.

So, this is my biggest task to tackle this year: Scuba diving. Let’s see what happens!

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