This is a little off-topic but last Tuesday, a week ago today, I got my clothes, keys and wallet stolen out of my locker at the Y. It was totally my fault of course. I forgot to lock it. I've locked it I guess dozens of times without fail in the past 3 or so months I've been going to the Y pool, but this time I guess there was a momentary distraction and it slipped my mind, and this was the day a thief decided to go trolling around.
I've opened lockers before and found clothes in them and of course it didn't cross my mind to steal them, so I know I'm not the only one who's done this, which makes me feel a little better, but the whole debacle left me kind of embarrassed and "incompetent feeling". And it's been a week since I've been in the pool, so I'm not only a little more embarrassed than usual---I'm a little on the socially phobic side---my water anxiety's had a little more time to work itself up.
But===I've got to get back in there and keep on practicing. I really think I made noticable progress last time. Not that I begrudge anybody else sharing the pool with me---it's theirs as much as mine---but I hope there aren't many people in this time. Last time there were parents and small kids (having lots of fun), and I always feel I'm in their way. But if they are, I'll cheerfully deal with it, like I did last time.