While traveling in Bali
, I had the opportunity to go surfing at Uluwatu. It is an amazing spot, but there is no beach. To reach the break, you have to hike down a steep flight of steps behind a cliff, then paddle out through a sea cave full of turbulent water. As we approached the water, my heart beat faster and faster, both with excited anticipation, and thrilling nervousness. The water was incredible, a light sapphire, warm, and clear. As I watched this fellow surfer make his way out of the water, I knew that I could do it too, and it gave me courage. I will forever remember the anticipation of this moment.