How I started Autumn Seedlings…and Survived a Heatwave Wipe-out (Maybe).

When surfer Garrett McNamara was interviewed after he rode a 100-foot world record wave, he imparted some sage advice for the rest of us mere mortals. He said that if you’re riding waves or dealing with any situation in life, if you’re in the moment, you’re really connected to what’s going on, whether you’re getting sucked over by monster waves or wading into danger to help a fellow surfer. What’s more, he claims to enjoy whatever situation he’s in, no matter how crazy or dangerous, because that’s where he learns how to handle it. His motto? ‘Just deal with it.’

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