How I Overcame My Fear of the Ocean

Photo by Dan Stark on Unsplash

After years of pandemic-related hunkering down, a swim in the ocean at a beautiful Hawaiian beach might feel like a dream to most people. To me, it was terrifying. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been afraid of the ocean, but it was a gorgeous day in Kailua — the sun was sparkly as ever and the air was warm and salty — and not partaking in ocean fun felt almost…

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Eve Peyser

Eve Peyser

nyc native living in the pnw. read my writing in the new york times, nymag, vice, and more.