Right place, right time. Look for the signs…


About 6 months ago I was walking on the beach. It was one of those long, soul searching walks where I was feeling stuck and trying to figure out what the heck my purpose is in life.

Am I on the right path? Am I making the right career moves? Stuff like that.

All of a sudden, I looked down and found this surfboard fin washed up in the sand and rocks…

I love finding things on the beach! This fin must have broken off someone’s surfboard while they were out surfing, and the tide washed it in slowly over time.

I took home, cleaned it up and planned to use it for a future art project.

Now… Just last weekend, I was taking another long walk on the beach. Again, feeling self doubt-ish and searching for meaning in life.

Am I making the right decisions in life? Am I supposed to be where I am?

Next thing I see in front of me… washed up in the sand and rocks…

I didn’t actually realize it until I got home. These fins are rare twins.

Coincidences like this blow my mind.

– Do you know how rare it is for a surfer to break off and lose a fin (let alone 2 fins) during a surf session? Very rare.

– Do you know how many people walked that same stretch of beach over the past 6 months? I’m guessing hundreds of thousands of people.

– Why did I stumble across both of these fins? I guess maybe I AM on the right path in life?


Self doubt sneaks up on everyone. We all have unanswerable questions about how, why, where and what we are doing in life.

Keep your eye open for the signs. They come in the weirdest forms.

Have a great day. Thanks for reading my long story!
– Joel