I love to make them. I love to keep them even more so.
I’ve got my semester laid out in daily plans already. Unfortunately, if I’m going to get good grades – and I am – I have to sacrifice some surfing time. I usually get to surf four times a week, five if I am lucky. Now my surfing is going to be severely restricted to once or twice a week – maybe three if I can hightail it through some assignments.
I’m already dreading the backwardness my journey is going to take. I’ve already got the study “headache” (a headache stemming from a bad neck and thrives on tension) and my eyeballs already sting, not from salt but from the liquid heartache of sacrificing my surf time. Okay, I’m being figurative. I am not actually crying…yet.
My questions are:
1. Can you improve as a surfer if you can’t surf consistently?
2. Is all my progress going to dissipate?
3. Am I going to be so depressed that I lose all focus on having a future?
4. How am I going to stay fit if I can’t surf?
I’d love to hear some suggestions. It takes me fifty minutes to get to the nearest (shitty) surf spot and over an hour to get to my “local” spot. Squeezing a surf in midweek is next to impossible when I have to travel an hour and a half/two hours in the opposite direction to go to university. Wait…is it actually wise to surf in the dark? If no, then my surfing time is reduced further…Waaah.