Slow is Smooth & Smooth is Fast

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Slow is Smooth & Smooth is Fast

Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

I discovered this the hard way in a free-diving weekend down in Byron Bay.

We were practising a discipline called “Dynamic Apnea”, where you swim very gracefully in a pool under the water. You want to be smooth and efficient and relaxed and to conserve your oxygen.

And I did the exact opposite. I was trying to attempt a 100-meter swim, I got to 90-meters. I was being far too energetic and ambitious. I came up at the hundred meters, I grabbed the wall, and I passed out. I didn’t breathe for ten minutes after that, and I woke up to my mates and paramedics standing over me.

That was a very scary moment in my life. It has taught me to slow down, to stop being such an idiot, and to be a lot smoother and more graceful in life.

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Holly Turkington
Content Creation Genius

Holly started her career in Television production for Sky Sports in New Zealand, after completing her degree in Television and Journalism. After moving to the sunny Gold Coast 4 years ago, Holly branched out into the world of digital marketing and content creation.

Writing subjects were always Holly’s favourites through school and uni and when she

started working at Five By Five as an SEO copywriter, her Mum said she had “come back
to her roots”. With more than 200 blogs on every subject imaginable under her belt,
Holly is equipped to handle any client content thrown her way!

Holly is a big fan of reality television and our resident Kardashian expert.

Pre-Covid she was a bit of a jetsetter and would catch more than 30 flights a year. Her favourite thing in the world to do is eat, chat, share ideas and most of all, laugh!