Megan Kate Greenwood, UT
Humans are fascinating individuals all with amazing stories just waiting to be told. As a historian, Megan Kate loves reading about and recording those stories both past and present. There is never a shortage of lessons to learn and adventures to experience. She has published journal articles highlighting the heroic actions and histories of Army soldiers during WWII. Currently, she is a freelance writer and digital content creator. When she’s not writing, Megan Kate spends her free time reading all things related to WWII, quilting, and teaching tiny humans how to blow bubbles & swim.
As a StoryTerrace writer, Megan Kate interviews customers and turns their life stories into books. Get to know her better by reading her autobiographical anecdote below.
I Wish I Was A Fish
“Please,” I whined, “just put me in and let me swim.” It’s a line my mom heard on constant repeat.
My love affair with the water began at a very young age. Before I could even walk I was being strapped inside a life vest, connected by rope to our boat and left to float contentedly in the lake as everyone else sat with their fishing poles. Wiggling around and kicking my legs, the water where I belonged.
Good luck ever getting me out.
When all a day’s boating activities were done, I was still there. No matter how cold the water, I never wanted to leave.
After being plucked out, I always begged to jump back in.
I truly am a fish out of water.
It’s interesting the way memories can grab hold and envelope all the senses. Taking us on journeys to scenes frozen in time.
The water has always been a place of comfort for me. A piece of home that traveled with me no matter where in the world I went and a lifesaver in more ways than there is time to tell.
When I think back on learning to swim as a child, it brings back very strong and distinct sensory memories. I remember the excitement, the smell of sunscreen, the taste of summer snow cones and the perfectly clear blue water. I have vivid memories of a weighted black disc, similar to that of a hockey puck, being put in the water and me holding my breath to pick it up. Momma says I was always so proud of myself. Maybe that’s why I have always been a hockey fan?!?
From an awkward pre-teen to a curious young adult leaving the green forested mountains of the West to journey through the concrete jungles of the East, I could always find home in the water. I found comfort in places unknown, calmness in the storms of life, and a companion in making some of life’s most difficult and confusing choices.
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