Hey guys, it’s me Heather, writing from the Orlando airport. Today wasn’t my worst ever day but it was up pretty high on the totem pole of sucky days.

Today I failed a 12 question physics exam, for the second day in a row, that was standing in between me going from PADI Assistant Instructor to PADI Instructor. Needless to say I was not and still am not a happy camper. I would love to take that physics test to 132 feet of seawater and let it go to the surface until it explodes….don’t ask me to calculate the pressure or volume change of said physics test as it ascends or descends. Like I said, I failed physics…twice!

I think the waitress at dinner could tell I was having a bad day. Check out this pour. She’s getting a good tip.

I knocked the other sections out of the park despite being overcome by stress during the entire process but you either pass the test or you don’t and I didn’t. Goals/Dreams/Hard work crushed! Well not totally, but I really need to learn physics and fast. Nothing like a good hyperventilation session in the middle of a sand mine down a dirt road in Florida right?

My plan was to fly back to Charlotte tomorrow but I was able to weasel my way onto a flight tonight instead. Florida you are cool but not this time…I’m outta here! Oh but don’t worry, I’ll be back in a couple of weeks. Can you can guess why? That’s right I get to take another physics test…yippee! Key Largo I am coming for you and your delicious key lime pie muffins.

BUT before I make my way to the land of Bloodline (if you don’t watch this show on Netflix, why not?!) I am headed back to my favorite West Indian “rock” Barbados this week to do some diving, right side of the car driving and Kadooment day parading. Maybe I shouldn’t eat those key lime muffins…Google Barbados Cropover and you will see what I mean. Those costumes are tiny ya’ll!

I mean look at this place. The water and the vibes just make me so happy! I can smell the sunscreen, Banks Beer & fishcakes from here. Well maybe the sunscreen was from earlier, I was so ready to fly away today I didn’t shower after our open water sessions…oops. Hopefully my seat neighbor on the plane loves the smell of Sun Bum in the evening.

I really think the island vibes and a few study sessions with some local experts will help me figure out physics so I can reach my goal. I seriously have been working my bootay off for weeks and I can’t stop, won’t stop until I get that certificate that says “YOU ARE A PADI INSTRUCTOR”. Challenge accepted Mr. Physics, you are going DOWN.

Now time to fly home and get some sleep. No more 3am solo knot tying, presentation planning, “what if I forget how to…” sessions. Time to chill.

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