Today, after waiting a week, my wish was fulfilled and a new friend agreed to go swimming in the ocean with me. Now here in El Zonte, El Salvador, it feels like everyone is not only swimming, they are surfing. I tried surfing. The board was big and awkward to carry. I balanced it on my head. And a part of me was both having fun and grumpy. Did I really want to learn yet another new thing? After living in Colorado for nine years, I had learned and tried a lot of things. Skiing, mountain biking, rafting, backpacking, skate skiing, cross country skiing, volunteering with disabled skiers. During the pandemic years, I even took up roller skating again. There have been so many, many things.
A very great analogy of the ocean and the waves of life. Isn't that so true. It sounds like overall, it was a valuable day.
"When you get through one wave, make sure you open your eyes to see if another one is coming." Maybe the most important thing. I bodysurf daily in the summer. Get yourself some good fins. Dafin are my favorite. Make sure you stretch. Do some strength training outside of the water. I loved your post.