First published on my Instagram feed on May 1, 2014.
There's a downside to this, yes. You find yourself in a different kind of "stuck," one wherein you're perpetually counting down to the weekend and counting loose cash and counting on the people around you to help you get by. Although it's better than being loaded but landlocked, you still get eaten up. But the best part is that you only need the strength to paddle out to find the cure, because all it takes is one good ride and you remember exactly why you chose this life. And just like surfing down the line, you need to get to the bottom of a wave to ride it back up. So I guess I'm trimming life, and hopefully I'll learn to gain momentum and speed to learn how to hack it at the top.