Challenge (noun):

An objection or query as to the truth of something, often with an implicit demand for proof.

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The saying, "sometimes things don't always go as planned," is what I experienced today.

This evening I thought I'd be posting about how happy I am to be scuba certified, unfortunately, that is not the case. After traveling over 4 hours in an attempt to get my certification, I did not complete the course. My scuba mask flooded continuously throughout my final dive, and once I fixed that problem, I started to have ear trouble.

In scuba diving, you should always feel comfortable, which was difficult for me todo. I learned that sometimes you might have to take a step in a different direction to work towards accomplishing your goals.

Although I struggled today, I am not going to give up and I will be scuba certified within the next few weeks.

I'd like to give a special thank you to Christian, my boyfriend, who is also participating in the same program with me this summer. I am so thankful for his love and support, especially after today's challenges.

"The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow."