Hereâ€™s the inspirational part of this post that could show up on a motivational poster:
Sometimes, you just have to get out there.
So when the waterâ€™s a bit too cold for your tastes,
you just find another way.
And hereâ€™s the reality part that wonâ€™t show up on any posters (except maybe the ones at despair.com):
Inspired by your idea, you haul your boat out onto the beach but realize you canâ€™t find your oars.
Not wanting to let inspiration die while you search for your oars, you grab the first thing you can think of to substitute for oars: buckets.
This does not work well.
You canâ€™t seem to get more than five feet from the shore, and in the rowing process, you all get soaked anyway. You bucket-paddle your freezing selves back to shore and ditch the boat.
And the inspirational ideaâ€™s coup de grace?Â Your parents find the whole thing hilarious.