Having a ten day, doctor imposed ban on diving gave me the opportunity to realize that life on top of the water isn't so bad. Let's give windsurfing a go.
I looked damn good as I shot across the water at a good clip. Sure my beginner board was so wide that I could have parked a Hummer on it. And yes, 'shot across the water' meant 2, maybe 3 miles per hour. Even so, I knew that corporate sponsorship, magazine photo shoots and beach parties with models weren't far off.
"Get out of the toilet seat position!" my instructor shouted at me from the beach. Realizing I had been squatting over the board this whole time, I stood up straight feeling like much less of a badass.