I just returned from a vacation in Southern California, enjoying the sights and sounds that it offers. Spent a few days at Pacific Beach in San Diego, trying to tame a wave or two on my boogie board. Yes, at 50 years old (I’ll be 51 in November) and I’m still out there with a bunch of young(er) kids trying to push ourselves to the limit and find out just how many times we can be tossed around before we realize we’re too old for the gig! I’ve gone boogie boarding for years and always enjoy the experience, it’s exhilarating. When you catch a wave and start to ride it, you feel so…I don’t know…alive. I’m not one who seeks out thrills per se, but pushing myself I’ve always found replenishing. I’ts healthy for us to occasionally live outside our comfort zone, feel the anxiety and keep moving forward. Too often in our lives, we want it predictable and routine, but that can numb us to the point where we don’t feel much at all. Whether you catch a wave at the beach, try a new restaurant, take a different way to or from work, we’re better for having the experience of feeling uncomfortable and realizing life is a verb not just a noun; life is for us to pursue and assert our mind, body and heart as we continue our journey to get better all the time.
Catch a Wave and You’re Sitting on Top of the World!