I woke today with quivers in my tummy. I pack my rucksack and trundle to the bus stop.
I press the button and the ding tells the driver I want him to stop. I clamber slowly off and stick, hitch foot, stick, hitch foot my way to the crossing.
I grab the hand rail to enter my destination. The swimming pool.
The flutters are now crashing waves.
I pay my fee and go into the changing rooms. Costume on I walk alone for the first time to the pool.
Hand my ticket to the lifeguard and ask him where Bill is. He points to the third lane.
I drag my feet towards the lane.
He stops and looks up from the water in the big pool.
Are you Bill? I'm Dawn... here for my first swimming lesson.