NASA Siargao ngayon ang Fil-British actress na si Yassi Pressman para magbakasyon. Tulad ng maraming turista na dumayo sa nasabing isla, isa sa mga pinagkabusihan ng dalaga ay ang pagsu-surfing.
Sa kanyang recent Instagram post ay inihalintulad nito ang kanyang surfing lessons sa pag-aalaga ng kanyang mental health.
Sulat niya, “To find some of the best surf spots in Siargao a boat has to drop you off in the middle of the ocean, then you got to paddle to get to the waves, and on some days you got to paddle really FAAAAAAR. It was hard because I wasn’t used to using so much of my upper body, and going against the current just to get to the starting point, wasn’t easy at all,”
“Then, when I got to the line, kailangan patient ka, kasi madami pang ibang nakaabang. The actual wait for the wave makes me nervous….there is a lot of suspense and build up,” dagdag pa niya.
Sinabi nito na very challenging para sa kanya na makabalik sa tuwing siya ay natatangay ng malakas na alon.
“When I finally did it, the next thing I thought about was trying to balance in the rush of it all and stand up steady on my board. Or else I’ll fall… Before I actually got to ride a wave to the end, there were many moments like this,”
“When you actually fall, you must think fast, don’t panic (which was hard considering you are actually being pulled by the waves under the water, right?) anyway, STAY RELAXED. You have to get some air then paddle for your life so that the next couple of waves do not come at you hard, and you won’t get in the way of any other person possibly surfing your way,” realization ng dalaga.
Tuwing ito ay nangyayari, laging inaalala ni Yassi na kailangan lang niyang huminga ng malalim at lumaban muli!
“I kept telling myself ‘ugh. So much work… palpak naman… Sayang… sayang… but it’s okay, it’s okay Yass, just breathe… paddle out of the chaos. Take a couple of breaths in a spot where the waves are calmer, and when you are ready…. Start paddling back… Get back to the beginning, no matter how well you do, take the risk,”
Ang kanyang takeaway? Tinuruan siya ng surfing na huwag sumuko agad and to keep trying again and again and again!
“Hope this story also encourages others to keep believing in themselves, Don’t give up! Take care of yourself, your mental health, your peace, find people and places that make you happy,” sambit pa nito.
Sana all puwede na magsurf!