“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
— Albert Einstein
I did something a little crazy this weekend. A friend knew someone selling a bike that just happened to be my size and the color I’ve been dreaming about for months. It felt like fate, and so I upgraded from my cute little Electra Townie cruiser to a serious Specialized cycle. The old bike is going to my mom, so I’ll still be able to visit her from time to time. Nevertheless, it felt bittersweet to make the change.
It’s a strange thing, moving on. Trying to balance past and future, without losing sight of the present. After a loss, you might wonder if you’ll ever feel whole again. But once the wheels start spinning, you remember. You were always enough.
With 81.18 miles logged this week (and counting), I’m certain that I won’t just be okay after climbing this hill- I’ll be stronger than ever.
Kristina Chaade Dove says
Love this friend! There is so much to be said about traveling along life’s journey with friends. I was so happy to see you, happy for you and sooooo excited to see this part of you that I knew was always there emerge so fiercely and beautifully! We loved our bike ride with you 2 and can’t wait for our night ride soon!
Stephanie Drenka says
You’ve inspired me since day one. So proud to be able to ride alongside you in my full power! Love you, friend. Night ride soon!