Swim Brief Beach Dreaming
I’m a swim brief beach dreamer. All winter long I dream of how I’ll be hitting the beach in a swim brief. I guess sometimes during the summer too. You know walking out all naturally to a spot on the beach. Then setting up your chair or blanket. Removing your footwear and shirt. Then dropping your shorts to reveal the swim brief like you’ve done it a billion times.
Then you come back to reality and that confidence you had in the dream dissipates. You wrestling with the idea of wearing the swim brief or fitting in with the swim shorts. Finally you talk yourself into wearing the swim brief and head to the beach. Once at the beach you look for the area with the least amount of people and head that way with butterflies churning in your tummy. You get yourself set up and case the area to see who is looking your way. The footwear and shirt come off easily, but when it’s time for the shorts the nerves really kick in. Sheepishly you slide your shorts down and immediately lay down. Then you’re looking around to see if anyone caught a glimpse or is staring your way.
Does that sound familiar or maybe the shorts never come off. I’m sure I’m not the only one that struggles like this. It’s a reality in our culture that it is hard to go against the norm in fear of ridicule. If you really want to wear the skimpy swimwear then you have to take a chance to face that ridicule. That is what I finally did locally last year. You can read that post here.
That experience has increased my swim brief beach dreaming. I at least know that my dreaming can be a reality when the weather warms up this year. I’m sure I’ll still have some struggles with breaking out the swim brief, but the theory is they should lessen over time. Hopefully, I can inspire others to break one out too at local beaches.