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But things turned out differently.
I slowly began to open my eyes, letting my personality run wild with the awareness that life is one. Above all I knew I wanted to be the one to decide how to live it. But to be able to take action we need tough, and at times radical, decisions.
Here are the choices I made.
3 Radical Choices
DON’T BE AFRAID TO CHOOSE
- The first radical choice was to leave alone for a year in Australia, far from everyone, to catch up with myself after a troubled period. This trip has literally changed my life, even if at the moment I was not conscious at all!
In fact, my studies hadn’t finished yet and, on my return, I spent two years aiming to graduate as soon as possible. During this time I was also working in my insurance agency which I later managed for a couple of years with my brother.
But there was something wrong with me, I could hear a voice suggesting me what I really wanted: Simone, let’s drive away from a life that I you don’t appreciate.
Yet the path was not easy, a lot of things happened, and my understanding of the world changed as time passed and I wanted to figure out what was best for me and what I really needed.
- Therefore, I decided to take the second radical choice, to shut down the agency and leave for a journey without time restrictions. Fate would have decided for me. And so it happened, and together with my girlfriend we left for South America.
- However, life isn’t always easy, and after not even three months I had to come back due to family problems. Once again I found myself stuck, a bit lost. And that’s when I discovered kitesurfing. The freedom of this sport fascinated me. Thus, I took a third radical choice without too much reflection, to make of kiteboarding an integral part of my life. I wanted to become an instructor. In the end, I found myself exploring some of the best places to practice and discover ideal places to improve my skills, with a target fixed in my head.
CONVEY MY PASSION
I experienced kiting and fell in love with the feeling of freedom and for constant connection with nature. I immediately realized that it was an opportunity to be caught on the fly, and I did not waste time. After taking my first basic course, I went abroad to practice and improve my expertise. So I spent months full of positive but also difficult moments since I was often far from the people I cared about. Nevertheless, I didn’t want to give up halfway. Therefore I continued to train tenaciously until I felt comfortable with a kite in my hands. At that moment I realized that I was ready, I applied for the DEJEPS, the French state diploma. A year of apprenticeship, practice and several tests to pass. A real challenge that I have overcome very proudly.
During the diploma I have worked with the best international coaches and riders, and it has been very motivating. It was also thanks to this experience that I was able to grow and succeed as an instructor. As a result I am proud to have worked for various structures during these last years, both associations and private schools, in different countries. Here is a list:
- Ride Academy by Seb Garat
- Junglekite School
- Kitesurf Leucate KSL
- Tiki Center
- Ucpa Port Barcarés
Working for such different structures, I have been able to experiment several teaching methods: having a group of young people for a whole week and accompanying them in their progression and establishing a relationship that goes beyond the work, carrying out private courses or group courses, working at 7-8 knots up to more than 40. But also working with children of 4-5 years or welcoming older people, without age limits, up to accompanying in their training as an instructor, some of the most promising young rider on the international circuit, such as Arthur Guillbert.
This versatility is what has allowed me to figure out what I enjoy most and what I want to continue to strive for in this world. And why I chose to create my own school!
KEEP THE PASSION ALIVE ALL YEAR ROUND
The diploma I obtained allows me to train any type of athlete, accompanying them during competitions. Unlike the path of a simple instructor, my diploma is focused largely on the role of coach.
The opportunities in kiting are not many, but it is definitely one of the most interesting activities and on which I want to focus.
In schools it is difficult to be able to offer such services, so most of my experiences come from my work in associations, working alongside the coaches of the “France team” who run “poles” to help the progression of young talents, or through coaching that I created from scratch.
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