Most children in one point in their life wished to become a mermaid/merman. Mabye after watching a movie about mermaids or hearing stories about them. How they swim gracefully in the sea and exsplores parts of the world that few have seen.
I am a hobby freediver, and have done that for some years now. In the beginning i was a bit unconfortable under the water as i felt it would just consume me. And that i would one time not breake the thinn barrier between the worlds. But when i got back on land i wanted to go out there again. Since i found it so beatiful and calming.
When you dive your head under the water the sounds around you disipears. And you ae only left to the sound of your heart and your mind. Its then when yo go down and find the place where you can just stopp and rest almost. Weithless not going up or down you get hooked. The sea is a world that i love to exsplore. As it changes with the seasons and after storms.
I started freediving after i had tried diving with diver equipment. But i found it so clumsy and loud. Bouth of them have their own prons and cons. For me the possibility to swim up close to fishes and listen to the silence was a winner. In addition to get the possibility to get closer to the nature underwater you also have less limits then normal divers. Since a freediviver can swim until he gets tierd whilie divers have limitations on how many dives they can do and for how long they can go each time.
One day i found out about mermaiding. To litterly take on a tail and swim in a monofin its fintastic. I bouth my fist fabric tail actually before i started freediving. But i was to self-consius to actually swim in it in public that i swam when there was no one around. The fabric tail gave me a idea to invest in creating a tail out of latex. And i got some money from doing small jobs and i made a latex tail. It was a amazing feeling but it was my first tail i ever made so it dident look to good. And as with every prototype there where some problems so in the end it got to a state that i could not longer use it for swimming. But then i dident have the money to create a better one. Then i also choose to study in a different country and live at campus so my plans creating a better tail got put on hold. Luckly there are people in this world that creats beatiful tails. With a tail i would preform children parties, appear on found raisers and mabye sell mermaid art. But before that can become reallity i need to earn some money. The money i have now goes into paying my tution fee and housing fee and most of my freetimes goes into studying. My studys are hard and i aim to get good grades. So i am afraid that if i get a part time job i will not be able to balance it well enouth to make it work.
But still i am looking forward to get to swim in the sea again. And also i am going to my first ever mermaid convention this year. It is next month on the 31. I am really looking forward to meet people i have been looking up to for a long time.
Help me get my own fins