I’ve discovered something new in swimming.
Once I’m in the water, everything disappears.
No problems, no overthinking, no people, no financial issues, no relationship difficulties, no work.
There’s something about literally drowning that makes everything else feel better.
The worst part is knowing that this happiness is only temporary. And that we’ll be separated soon.
No small apartment in California.
No classes together.
No late nights studying for med school.
No late nights that we won’t be able to remember in places we’ve always wanted to go.
No sense of relief that being out of the army would’ve provided.
No road trips.
No spending time with family.