After having surfed a few good waves with the help of my instructor I was hopeful to make quick progress on my own. But for some reason I kept catching the waves just a bit too late. I didn’t have the familiar voice guiding me ‘ok paddle now…fast…STAND UP! I had to judge the timing on my own which happened to be completely off. I swam back out I don’t know how many times to try and try again.
Eventually something became clear to me, as I fought against the strong current. This lesson wasn’t about standing up perfectly and riding a great wave. It was about getting a natural sense of myself on my own in the water. It may have appeared that I hadn’t made much progress. But I knew below the surface in my mind and body there was a transformation happening.
With the process of setting up Bali Fashion Group, I feel like I am constantly paddling out. I haven’t caught any amazing waves yet. But I know its going to happen soon enough. Life happens in its own time. If I am patient and persistent I know that my surfing will excel along with the company!