“It’s totally OK to not be OK.” – @onewaveisallittakes
Today I took Indrani to Fluro Friday at Bondi, where she took her new birthday gift steamer wetsuit for a spin. Being the smallest punter there, she was one of the four tiny crew hoisted well above my head-height on a big Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board. Check the photo here… she’s the one in the black/light blue/fluro yellow wetsuit second from the right on the board. Sweet! (I’m hidden behind the crew – all you can see of me is my long arm in dark blue reaching out from the right hand side of the board…)
Once again, I’m inspired by the work the One Wave crew have done in bringing more awareness to the issues surrounding mental health, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, and other mental funks.
I wanted to share these words that the One Wave crew on Instagram today:
“I’ve set my alarm for the past couple of months and struggled to get myself out of bed.. Today was the first time I was able to get myself down here and I’m so grateful” – There was over 10 new people who came down this morning to show support for mental health and start their day in the best way possible.. and this was one response that stood out for us. For many people the concept of waking early is mere impossible due to the struggle of depression and other mental health issues. No matter how cold or dark it becomes as Winter peeks it’s head out from behind the beauty of Autumn, the #FluroFridaycrew stands together to show support for these people. They’re sure as hell not alone in their experiences and #OneWave is making the message clear – it’s ok not to be ok xx. Thanks for the support and snap @soboimage
That’s all for today. Just soaking up the love that some others cast my way every week. Thanks #FluroFridayCrew. You guys rock.