Taking the Plunge


Apart from my Hawaii New Year’s traditions,

(see last year’s post ~ Going Bamboo)

I have been intrigued with the idea of Polar Bear Plunges as a way to begin a year.

Maybe it’s the swimmer in me.

Or my inner polar bear.


If I look into it more deeply, it must be a metaphor!

Facing the unknown in the cold icy depths.

Bracing, and diving into the elements!


And celebrating our willingness to begin all over again, a new year!


And maybe look silly while we are doing it.

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I’ll remember this while I swim in a lovely heated pool today,

and plunge into a hot spa and sauna.

Best New Year’s Wishes, SDM

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Author: Susan Davis Martin, M.A., M.F.T. & StillDancing...

Body Soul Confluence Where The Arts and Psyche Meet

3 thoughts on “Taking the Plunge”

  1. Oooh, Susan, I was worried you were actually going to say you had done a Polar Bear swim. I HATE cold water and can’t understand the appeal. Interesting to read your thoughts about why it intrigues you, and it made me smile to read that you swam in a heated pool instead. 😎


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