'Being completely focused on the moment'
'Surfing means being completely focused on the moment,' says Caroline. It's important to use your intuition, but you also need to be able to correctly interpret the movement of the waves. When is it best to wait? When should you put all your energy into seizing the opportunity? This is a mindset, Caroline tells us, that now accompanies her in her everyday work – 'although I had to train my instincts first.'
'It might sound strange, but I didn't really have a plan with regard to my professional future.' After completing her master’s degree, her first job is with a biotechnology company. Initially, she works in research, then she is given the task of managing the SAP integration as a member of the finance department. As always, giving 110 percent – but without really knowing whether she is heading in the right direction. 'When I was at university, I had more of an affinity for communication,' Caroline remembers.
Sometimes it can be helpful to just go with the flow for a little while. Caroline works, Caroline goes surfing. 'I’m actually quite an impatient person,' she says, 'but we surfers always say that you can't take every wave.' She trains for ten to fifteen hours a week, on the water and on land. At the weekend, she takes her van and drives to the little resorts in the north of Denmark, and she always takesher surfboard with her when going on holiday. By 2019 she had won the Danish championship in Klitmøller three times and competed in World Cup championships on Tenerife and Sylt often ending up in Top 10 positions.