Sticktoitiveness

I watch her

In the waves

In awe of her sticktoitiveness

She’s focused

Passionate 

In learning how to surf

She’s fearless 

She’s mighty

She’s strong

Even when stung by jellies

Or bit by sea lice

Ears full of water

Water deaf

She comes to shore

Well… crawls to shore

With a bruise & welt

On her cheek

Surf board kicked back 

And won

Oh the woes of learning 

How to catch waves

40 minutes of extreme sticktoitiveness

Being battered in the break-zone 

During a tropical depression

This kid! 

Comes out roughed up

Smiling

Tired

Dreaming of the day 

She’ll catch that 

Perfect wave

She slept in the car

All the way home

Sticktoitiveness part of her core

It’s who she is

* Ponce Inlet, Florida; Memorial Day 2018

Author: Jeni McCreary

Many have shared that I am the strongest woman they know. I would disagree... when life kicks you in the teeth there is only one place to look and that is UP. Life within the last six years has been difficult in having lost my father, mother, step-mom, two brothers, nephew, mother-in-law & five beloved dogs. Grief can alter your trajectory a bit...so I write. This blog will be my random thoughts, my hopes, my dreams, defining my strength and my faith. I'm honest, raw and real. If you don't like that... that's ok...I'm writing more for me than you. Maybe someone will find this blog and my words will help you in some small way.

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