A while ago my sis got me study packets and books on how to become a surf instructor. How to run a class ethically, how to be compliant with standards… all that fun jazz.
I read, I studied, I took the test and I just got the results back… I passed, and not by the skin of my teeth. My score was 95%
I’m not an instructor yet, but I can see what happens next. I am allowed to file for a business license. So if someone does give me money for a surf lesson… I can be legal.
I’m not picturing this as a huge “The J.M. church of surf” but if I can make a few extra on the side, be safe and have this to fall back on… it will be interesting to see what I can do with this. (plus, I have other hoops to consider as well… insurance, and other fun legals.)
I do think I’m going to keep up with the horticulture for my schooling and not switch to business… just yet.
The more I have a chance to work on the nurseries and community gardens and community education, the more I love being there.
I think I have finally found my niche… I’m going to keep my surfing in my back pocket for now… I passed the test, I have more steps to go… and time to do them.
I won’t be rich… but I will be content. The way I picture my life… I strive for content.