This blog started with the title, A Manatee Among the Seal People,
a description of my obese body swimming amid
a bunch of sleek, experienced swimmers.
As a couple friends have pointed out, however, I look less
and less like a manatee. Increasingly, my appearance
has taken on that of the seals I want to emulate.
I now resemble a Shar Pei, but I couldn't think of a clever
way to incorporate the breed name into a title.
As a way of describing my goals, Searching for George Clooney
is absolutely dead on because finding George (for myself)
seems as realistic as Don Quixote tilting at windmills.
While my efforts to become a swimmer strong enough to swim
the English Channel and to win the love of a man I adore may just
fall into the same categories, just trying is worth it because
I will achieve a healthier, stronger body
and become more self-assured.