Some days, or weeks, or even months, seem to blur together into one massive bass of stress inside your chest. It feels like a forty-pound weight strapped on top of you. Your breath is playing keep away and your mind is racing.
Does it show to everyone else? Do you tell anyone about it?
A brief escape on the water can be a momentary salve on your psyche. Only a few minutes in your breath will slow down and your thoughts will focus on fish.
You can go by yourself or bring a trusted friend. Maybe you can bend the ear of the fishing guide you booked––if they're up for it. They may be stressed about getting you on to a fish first though. Or worried if you'll stiff them on a tip.
We all struggle with tough days, but fishing can smooth out those rough edges.
Just let the tides remove all that dirty water and replace it with clean, fresh water from the ocean, rich with nutrients and an everlasting calm.
You deserve a few minutes of peace this morning.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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