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Posts tagged "Surfing"
How I overcame Impostor Syndrome

How I overcame Impostor Syndrome

This piece over at Cyclone Life about Impostor Syndrome reminded me that I’d been meaning to write something on the subject for a while. Before My Year In Flux began I suffered from Impostor Syndrome (that feeling of being a dummy who is fraudulently out-of-his-depth and about to be discovered as a charlatan at any...

How not to learn to surf

My 15th weekly challenge (yeesh where has the time gone) involved spending some time flailing around in the pacific ocean waves at Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, trying to learn how to surf. The reasons I chose surfing as a Weekly Challenge are obvious – it’s cool and exhilarating with a dash of danger, pretty much...

Weekly Challenge #15: learn to surf

This week I’m attempting to learn to surf. Every man worth his salt (and I don’t really know what that means) should be able to surf. Being able to surf is towards the top of my list of things I’ve always wanted to be good at, so much so that I often fib and tell...

Double down week: surfing and dieting

This week I’m actually attempting two conflicting challenges: to eat only raw (unprocessed, uncooked) food, and to learn how to surf. The two challenges conflict, to me, because learning a new diet puts me in a fragile state, and surfing (from my little experience) requires my fittest, strongest, best, most energetic self. Why attempt them...