Being alone in the cockpit during that blow was heaven. For a brief time, I was master of my vessel and master of the elements. (Don't worry, I know it's just an illusion)
That right there is what it's all about as far as I'm concerned. You're a new sailor and you got that rush. Now go back and look at Bubb's 9 knot sail and how excited he was about it. Without doubt, he's a salt - and he still gets that BFS rush.
That feeling never, ever gets old. That's sailing.
Definitely BFS dude. Congrats.