LU got my heart last Christmas and since then I've got hangover.
Now I've got my own version of #TOTGA
Nope, not "the-one-that-got-away" thing. Mine is the "Tooth that got away!"
Ready for long story? .
After a wonderful long ride in Car-rille, I fell on the water and 4 more waves hit me that made my board flipped and hit my lips.
Lo and behold! a part of my tooth flew right before my eyes! 😲 .
I bled (buckets) joke!
Upper lip got a small cut, part of my front tooth cracked (good thing, it's the dental filling area that was broken). We took a 20 min break and I decided to go back in the water after sending photos of my poor teeth to my dentist.
Why go back? I have several reasons to give up and just go home. One, my arms are already in pain because I have to paddle long & hard to reach the outside area. My paddle strokes are weak (no workout) and I feel nervous since it's my first time to surf in Car-rille, I might get drown though I know I can swim. Not to mention thoughts of jellyfish, or any creature that might just surface.
I go back because, I want to overcome the fear and panic at that moment. I go back because I waited for this (last surf was June). I go back because I saw how my instructor is taking so much effort in teaching me, giving me all the tips, encouragement, making me feel secured, assuring me he will be there to save me, yet he is also not afraid to show disappointments whenever I don't follow his instruction. But he is patient and encouraging.
And it dawned on me, he is not insured, for a few bills he will receive from the surf sessions, it's not enough assurance that it can supply his hospital bills if something bad happens while out in the ocean. Yes, he is doing this as part of his job but the danger attached to it is inevitable.
I go back to paddle in spite of painful arms to catch few more waves so I can overcome my fear & panic and make my instructor proud knowing that his effort in teaching me will never be in vain. Well, we both went home alive, complete and happy after. (except for that chipped tooth I offered in Car-rille)
*yes, I dare surf in Car-rille. I drank 1 pack of yakult after 😂😂😂