If a board could tell a story…
The leash breaking.
The rake over a reef at low-tide.
The biography of the body is quite the same.
Dings are scars, scars are stripes; injuries, tales; surgeries, drama.
Honor your recovery.
Witness your staying power.
Know that if you have more than a few these tales, you're no longer a rookie.
You're a vet.
And as a vet, you've clearly endured, quite wisely.