Get back on the horse….
I Jumped out of bed on this fine pre-birthday morning at 6.30am like a teenager!! Whipping on my bikini and rash vest and headed to the beach with my beautiful girl to catch some of the crazy Costa Rica waves.
Holly, my youngest Daughter here in the picture is a complete natural. Jumping on the board for the first time she rode a wave like it was a walk in the park.
I don’t know about you but I’m really fond of beaches. Especially of wavy ones! Like this one, surrounded by palm trees, white sands and waves that the best surfers in the World would enjoy… BUT for a long time I stayed in the shore end!!
Like I said I love the waves but I know my wave limits and up to recently when they were crashing over my head I swam like I was being chased back to the safe sands!
And I will tell you why…. Several years ago in Newquay UK I was laughing and super proud of myself being on top of a wave and then BOOM…. I flipped under, the washing machine waves tossed me all the way in-shore, it felt like 10 minutes, actually I wasn’t sure I was going to get up.
Then BANG my head hit something I thought was a rock, my neck hurt but I was able to breathe again…I looked up and this boy was stood there, no older than 10 years old, I had hit his legs, it must have been in about 2 feet of water!!!
Apart from feeling like a complete idiot and totally grateful for that moment of being alive the experience instilled the fear into me. This stopped me for years doing what I loved to do. I had to face those fears and get back in the water, back on the wave and enjoy the adrenaline I used to love. So I did……
FEAR can paralyze you, take away the fun times, stop you from doing what you really want, enjoying the adventures with your children, completing the bucket list whatever it is, don’t let FEAR win. Get back on the horse.
With love on this Saturday morning Kerry x