At the starting line, my anxiety and fears eased because there was no going back. I started to be nicer to myself and take the pressure off my performance—I just wanted to finish.
I was the WEAK Whale! I had fallen behind and I was going to be a shark snack! Wow, I was really beginning to not feel well. Alone. Falling off my board being pounded by wind and waves. My body dangling into the water, I anticipated JAWS!
Andy has a heart of gold and his stoke for life and love for his family shows in everything he does. Cancer is very near to Andy and his family and he is helping others by raising money through this paddling event to spread the word of hope and health and that you must go on. Great to know you Andy. Aloha Suzie Cooney
Below is the original email that caused me to gasp for air and grab my heart. I had to catch my tears before they hit my laptop. At that moment, I had the biggest validation I could ever ask for.
I felt so validated that I have indeed chosen the right path in my career. I mean I love what I do but THIS was something that really struck me. This put an extra stroke on the stoke meter for sure.