Madison Mossman Just now·4 min read Fishing at sunset. Photo via Phil Dimashq No matter what winter feels like in San Diego, nothing beats the warm dose of Vitamin D that I feel in the morning as I drag my kayak and five-pound fishing pole down to the Carlsbad Lagoon. While many of us remain in various stages of the stay-at-home mandates issued worldwide, fishing has given me plenty of opportunities to spend some time out in nature and celebrate the ocean for all the beautiful things it has to offer. On top of that, one of the most powerful parts of the sport is the shared emotions of catching (or not catching) a fish that creates a strong sense of purpose for many people who are yearning for meaningful relationships during this unprecedented time. Nonetheless, the sport has also enabled me to filter out unnecessary aspects of my life and concentrate on everything that is — whether its day-to-day happiness or life-changing decisions. While the majority of society spends most of their time subconsciously scrolling through their social media or directing their attention to mood-boosting apps during COVID-19, the actual act of fishing and being “in the zone” has given...