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Bumps, Bruises, and Other Sure Signs You Are Learning

November 6, 2014
Written by Kim Bessolo, faculty member, School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University

Churning waves pushed the board into the back of my head, knocking off my sunglasses and filling my nose with salt water. A handful of sunbathers rushed to offer help as I stumbled to shore. This was the first time I’d had my stand-up paddle board in the waters off Malibu, and I made a memorable impression, though not a good one. When you’re a bathing suit wearing 50-something, you don’t want attention drawn to yourself—unless you want to keep improving.

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