I Would Drown for Money: Unexpected Life Lessons I Learned from a Marine

Know when to breathe.

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I was a stubborn, passionate and self-reliant child. I wasn’t really scared of much. This was apparent when I learned how to swim around the age of four.

A distant relative had one of those nice underground pools, accented by matching and colorful lounge chairs and pool toys. All…