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Resilience

What does it mean to be resilient? What is the difference between resilience and simply enduring? I never really thought about it before until I came across a book at the airport on my way home from Australia. It was titled: Build Resilience and Free Yourself From Fear. It was kind of perfect timing. After a quarter final finish on the Gold Coast, my mind was on the fence between overthinking everything, focusing on the fears of the future or simply acknowledging the situation, adapting and letting go. My natural instinct is to overthink. That's just how I have been since I was little. If I lose, I go over what happened a million times in my head and beat myself up emotionally. I have had th

It’s About That Time Again

I leave tomorrow for the Gold Coast. Ahhhh! So excited! I have pretty much everything packed. Just a few pieces of clothes left in the laundry before I can zip my suitcase shut. The last few months have gone by so quickly but I have soaked in every minute of it. Home is seriously the best but I am really looking forward to getting this show on the road and putting the jersey back on. The energy is positive right now. I'm not overly stressed or over thinking too much just enthusiastic about what is to come. Dad and Luke will be joining me for the first event. After that, I'll be flying solo for the next two. Staying with the Hurley team for Bells and bunking with friends in West Oz. The surf

 

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CURRENTLY I AM...

28 years old, married to the love of my life and traveling the world as a Professional Surfer. I spend six months of the year living out of a suitcase, chasing waves and following my dream. The other six months you'll find me at home in Honolulu, Hawaii with my Husband, Luke, and Two dogs, Maya and Tuffy.

 

my Dad taught me how to surf when I was five years old at Waikiki Beach and I was immediately hooked. the ocean is my happy place! I feel so blessed to be doing what I love everyday. 2019 is my tenth season competing on the World Championship Tour of Surfing. I am grateful for my three world titles in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

 

Winning a contest is great but the feeling is only temporary. on my journey, what stands out the most are all the moments in between... the belly aching laughs, breathtaking sunsets, yummy meals shared with friends and incredible adventures. to me Happiness and success aren't defined by the trophies or accolades but by the small victories and simple joys everyday.   

 

I'm inspired by those who live authentically and have the courage to be vulnerable. My dream is to encourage others to live their passions, be unapologetically themselves and to take the time for others and the world around them.

 

when I'm not surfing, you can find me scrapbooking, visiting with my family, training or taking naps. I am horrified of heights and holding earth worms. I love food and have a major sweet tooth.   

 

This is me in a nutshell. I'm genuinely myself. My journey is imperfect but I am laughing, loving and learning every step of the way. Thanks for sharing it with me.  

 

Xx,

Carissa

 

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