My mum doesn't want me to do this swim!
Unfortunately for me, if my financial situation doesn't change dramatically and immediately then I probably won't be doing it this year. But even if that is the case. I won't be giving up! I'll just have to do it next year.
My mum is great!
Me and my two sisters were born within 5 years of each other and my mum did a great job in bringing us up, at times it couldn't have been easy but she was and continues to always be there for us. And that's why she doesn't want me to do this swim. Ideally I'd do it with her full backing but I understand that she is just being a good mum and is concerned for my wellbeing. She's worried about how hard I'm pushing my body, that I will exhaust myself and not know when to stop, that I might get hypothermia from the freezing cold Atlantic Ocean and other things that I can't even begin to imagine because I'm not a mum.
So I'm really sorry mum. I know that you're opposed to this because you care about me but I have to do this! I will however make you a deal. As it is Mother's day. For today - a one day only offer - I will try not to do anything today that will make you worry. I won't even swim (ok that's more to do with me being busy/lazy).
Have a lovely day mum (and mothers all around the world).
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!