As a child I changed my mind about what I wanted to do when I was older on a day to day basis - footballer, astronaut, lawyer, snooker player, fighter pilot to name but a few - and after struggling for the last 8 years to achieve my dream of making a living as a writer. I'm maybe starting to think again about a better way to earn a living. However, throughout all of this uncertainty there has been one constant dream. Ever since I was a 6 year old boy – when I first learnt that it was possible - I've wanted to swim the English Channel.
I'm now nearing 30 (something that scares me a great deal) and to date I still haven't made this dream into a reality. But maybe, just maybe it's time to change that. To stop dreaming and talking about it and actually do it! All 21 miles of it.
It's not going to be easy but I figure that if I tell you all about it then there's no backing out. So here I am. On the starting line. A good 12 months or more away from actually standing on the British coastline and taking that first step into the icy morning waters. There's a massively long way to go. I will need to change my diet. Start exercising. I currently do none! Start swimming again (might be helpful). I can't remember the last time I got into a pool! Find the money and look into all of the other details and logistics of taking on this mammoth task. So yes there is a long long way to go... but deciding to do it is the very first step and I'm determined to finally do this -I think.