40-year-old John Legend may be an award-winning “legend” — with his many Grammy Awards, a Tony Award, an Academy Award, and many many more — but for him, there’s still something new to learn every day. That’s why this 2019, the singer-songwriter took the challenge to try something new and finally had proper swimming lessons.
I can’t really swim. Today I took my first swim lesson since I was like 5. My dad learned in his 60’s so I feel like I’m ahead of schedule.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 28, 2019
He said, “I can’t really swim. Today I took my first swim lesson since I was like 5. My dad learned in his 60’s so I feel like I’m ahead of schedule.”
His willingness to learn also inspired and motivated a lot of netizens.
Navy rescue swimmer here, John.
You are stronger than your mind lets you think. Sounds self-contradictory, but it’s not.
— Johnny Crash 巨人 戦士 (@dumbstruckMC) January 28, 2019
I once taught a man who was in his 40’s to swim on his back for the first since he almost drowned as a child. Such an incredible feeling seeing the pure joy he felt at that huge accomplishment. Way to go, John!
— Jess 🌵 (@heyyitsjp) January 29, 2019
I learned when I turned 30 – was tired of being worried about it and avoiding water – You’ll do great!!!
— Janet Gomez (@painterlyj) January 29, 2019
You give me hope!
— Carin K (@thelovelymissCK) January 30, 2019
What about you, what would you like to learn this 2019?