|Picture of the Beautiful Mermaid Marla|
Mermaiding is becoming part of a huge craze and I can't believe I happened upon it quite by accident. After finally becoming Scuba certified 6 years ago, I found myself drawn to free-divers and their uncanny ability to hold their breath and swim gracefully with these huge monofins, which made them move like mermaids. I remember doing a search for monofins and being completely blown away by the results that included mermaid tails? Where had I been all these years and how had the entire universe kept these magnificent things a secret from me? Well, I immediately started my research and quickly became familiar with the queen of mermaids, Hannah Frasier, and was hooked for good.
I went directly to the only tail maker I could find at that time, which was The Mertailor. I bought my first tail from him used, and now have three from him! I have to admit I was afraid of what my family and friends would say, but luckily knowing my love to dress up at Halloween, no one thought twice when I told them I was swimming around in a mermaid tail! Even though I'm quite a bit older than the "average" mermaid, people seem to accept me and my mermaid ways without and doubts.......I wish I had stumbled upon this world much earlier in my life, but I feel things usually happen for a reason and perhaps I wasn't ready for the transformation and all the attention it brings until now.
Becoming a mermaid has taught me a lot about myself and has helped me to bridge the gap I always felt between myself and children. I never really knew how to speak to them, but when I'm a mermaid this world becomes a magical place where anything is possible... I get to see the world through their eyes and they get to add to their collection of magical encounters of imagination and whimsy!