All the shark goodness aside, I still got nervous sometimes. I created a mantra for myself that I recited when I was nervous. It goes like this, "We are creatures of the night, and we are meant to co-exist peacefully together." Long, I know, but it reminded me that I also belonged there, and we could all peacefully coexist under the stars in the sea, together. Once I forgot to recite that mantra and I had what I like to call the Sea Badger Experience.