It came as a shock to realize that I had been suffering from mental health issues for a long time. I can now see that my anxiety had stopped me from doing many things in the past. My depression said that I could not possibly achieve them anyway. At some point in life, most people will experience things that seem too hard to deal with. When this happened to me, I have wallowed in my misery for a while. An opportunity to do something new with someone new had arisen. Despite what my mind had told me, I went for it. The sights, sounds, smell, even the rolling motions of practically sitting in the sea had opened a way to see a new perspective on my life and acted as a tonic for my troubled soul. While it might not be small boats and the sea for everyone, I believe that there is an equivalent for us all. The way into the light hides in every darkness, but all the paths leading there are not the same.