As you float around in your little plastic boat, on a floating rock barreling around the sun at 30,000 meters per second, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. The universe will kick your ass as fast as you let it, but there are ways to cope. One, is simply getting on the water or getting outside as often as possible. People call me calm and easy-going. Really, I've just been beaten down by the conditions, the wind, the tide, and the sun so many times. I've learn to keep quiet and do my work as best as I can. The outcomes––let them be. A little time outside, overcoming the conditions or a strong current with your dinky little paddle––and nothing else––is a boost to the confidence. Your chest puffs up and your head picks up. The world is a pebble. You're standing on top if it, looking out into the abyss. Enjoy the view.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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