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Try Something New

Trying something new can be a little scary, especially a new sport.

I was lucky to finally get to try stand-up paddle boarding this past weekend with my sister and my nieces. We started from shore kneeling on the boards until we got out a little further and then stood up. I was so nervous and shaky because I really didn’t want to fall and end up completely soaked. I didn’t have a swimming suit and the water in Lake Michigan is still pretty cold.

marykay on a paddleboard

me on a paddle board

paddle boarding


I’ve been wanting to try paddle boarding for a few years, so it was great fun to be out on the water with family over the weekend. It’s a lot harder than it looks, especially on a windy day, but now I know what to expect for the next time. Of course, going on adventures like this with my sister and my nieces always gives me more courage and motivation to get out there and just do it.