I feel like I've already told this story, but don't feel like going back to look. I was waiting for a meeting to start last night and took one of those buzzfeed quizzes... This one was "Which magical creature are you?" Don't judge. I had a lot of time to kill.
I got mermaid.
It may be pushing it to say I "feel whole" when I'm near the ocean. I love the beach, but that is a bit much. Pretty sure anyone who picks Hawaii as a getaway location gets mermaids but whatever. (Italy was not an option.)
Anyway, it made me laugh, because when I was young, I used to pretend I was a mermaid. Sarah and I would get dropped off at Maxey Pool for the day. We would swim, swim, swim and swim some more. (Crazy to think there was ever a day when I didn't care about how I looked in a bathing suit.) Eventually we started pretending that we were mermaids. I was "Pearl" and she was "Scissors." (Foreshadowing to the type of grown-ups we would eventually be, no? Me in my cardigans and pearls, her in funky classic style....)
I don't remember the story behind this picture, but it still makes me laugh.
Now I'm craving a trip to the beach. Thanks a lot buzzfeed.