― Today's guest post is by Michelle Perez. You may remember her from this post. Enjoy! ∙ I’ll never forget that sunny afternoon in the shallow end of my uncle’s pool, bobbing along in my arm floaties, looking pretty cute in a new leopard-spotted one piece. (No, it wasn't last week. I was six, give me a break!) ∙ That day, my dad shared wisdom from his Navy training that I’ll always carry with me:“Say your ship capsizes and you’re stranded far from shore,” he posed. “The natural [...].