AT the start of 2015, I made a commitment to step out of my comfort zone this year, and do things that will test my limits while pumping some adrenaline through my veins.
I’ve always played things safely and never really stepped out of my comfort zone. OK, that’s a lie — in 2013 I completely overstepped my boundaries when I entered the Big Brother house.
But 2014 was a little different — I started a new job here in Perth, but I didn’t really push myself out of my comfort zone.
You see, I always play it safe — I always think the worst about a situation. I refused to go skydiving last year because I was almost certain my parachute wouldn’t open.
I’m not a big fan of change. I won’t even attempt driving home a different way, just in case something bad happens. I decided this year, that has to stop.
I’m still not planning on jumping out of a plane anytime soon. But what I have decided to do is normally way off limits for me.
I’ve decided to get nude with a bunch of other people. I’m taking part in ‘The Naked Fig 2015 Skinny Dip’.
I am terrified but what’s the worst thing that could happen? For the first time, I can’t think of anything bad happening.
So I’m taking the plunge — and I hope you’ll join me.
The guys that are running the skinny dip event are actually going for a world record — last year, they got 672 nudies in the water and in 2015 they want to reach 1000!
Let’s do this, Perth! Even if you don’t care about breaking a record, do it to step out of your comfort zone or celebrate your body in all its glory.
You already know about the negative body image issues I’ve had in the past and as I move forward with celebrating my bits, this is another step to my becoming a more positive person who is happy about my body.
I’m excited — I don’t know if it’s going to be liberating or just bloody horrific but it will be fun.
I’ve even dragged a couple of mates into this — together, we’ll push boundaries.
The skinny dip is to raise funds for The Butterfly Foundation, which helps people suffering from eating disorders and negative body image.
It’s this Sunday from 9am at South Beach in Fremantle and it will cost you to get your kit off — it’s $35 to enter — but it’s a wonderful cause.
I hope to see you and your bare bum there!