Above is an image of an American White Pelican taking off from the water at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach. Pelican are not seen that often there, but lately they have been visiting the wetlands. Pelicans are extremely good fliers if you ever watch they swoop down into the water after fish. However, they are very awkward when they go to take to the air. Pelicans are "off to a tough start" when they start to fly. Often, we experience a tough start when we start something new, it could be an exercise, a new job, a new hobby, or a new life experience. Things can be tough and difficult at the start. When we find ourselves in that situation, just remember the Pelican, a powerful flyer, but they are "OFF TO A TOUGH START!"