It’s like riding a bike, right?

I’ve been on a quest to improve my life, my dreams, my goals, my fitness, yeah.. me

Believe me, it’s a process, a journey, a quest

The thing that keeps happening though, is life. It gets in the way. I’ll give you a quick story or two

I have been on this journey to start my own site, formal and proper site, that has images, blog, you know.. the works. This would be the window to my business. Help me spread my wings.

Then life happens!

I had an opportunity happen professionally that I said yes to that got complicated. I had my family members get sick… so had to do daddy duty at night while working during the day. Then, I too got sick. But, I had to keep doing what needs to be done.

That’s how 30 days into the 100 day journey, a series of great things and challenging things got in the way. Now, some nearly 30 days later, I’m getting back into the focus of what I want.

It’s supposed to feel like riding a bike.

Once you know how to ride, you’re always able to ride. No one talks about how shaky it feels to get back on the bike. No one talks about how you forget where the edge is and you may over do your abilities. Especially if you never got to master riding that bike before you took a break from riding that bike.

ok. ok. ok. so you don’t really forget how to ride.

You forget the rhythm a bit. You forget the limits a bit. You don’t forget the basic core skills. You just forget the finer details of the skills. Yet, they do come back, with practice.

I thought by now, I’d have my site up. I’d have my photo game back. I’d have my email list ready. I’d have something awesome to blog about here and the coming site.

Alas, I can’t deliver that great news. I can say this, it does feel like riding a bike again. The first day or so, lots of wonderment about how quickly you’re going to get back up to speed. Then, you just focus on getting back into your groove.

The goal of this journey is to move my skills to a better level. I still have 80 something odd days left.

Wait…wait…yes…wait…..

I did pause the clock when life happened. I wasn’t working on my goals. Those days don’t count. (insert laughter here)

What counts is that I’m getting back in the saddle. I’m pedaling again. I am not giving up. Failure is quitting before you’ve reached a meaningful pivot point. I only learned that I’m getting there. I’ve not had reason to believe this goal can’t be reached. I have no reason to believe the journey has changed. So, I press forward and press on.

When my journey in this year has run it’s course, I will have converted some hobbies from occasional fun to a lifestyle.

Ok, that’s the ambitious version.

Realistically, will no longer be on the sidelines wishing I was having fun. I’ll be in the game and having fun. That’s the key.

In order to be in the game, I have to ride. I have to participate. That’s what we all have to do. Participate. Go and do. Be the person you wanted to be. Go do it now. Make the changes. No matter how slow the process. Just remember, you used to be that person who just did. Now, get back on the bike and just do. It will come back to you.

Get on, and ride!

2 thoughts on “It’s like riding a bike, right?

  1. For someone who doesn’t read much, you write well.

    Yes, it’s like riding a bike. The thing is…each time you stop riding for a period of time, you get back in your groove faster when you ride again.

    There will always be a time I stop riding for a period of time, and when I get back on, it’ll come back quicker each time. The groove will quickly become comfortable again.

    Great job, my friend. Thanks for getting back on the bike! We need you riding.

    1. Thank you MKJ

      When I was a child, I was an avid reader. So miss those days. I guess, once I get back to reading, it will be like riding lol

      I completely agree with you. Each time around, it is a much quicker process to get back in gear

      Your encouragement means plenty to me. I’ve not had long with writing. Each post is breaking new ground for me. I can’t wait to hit my full writing stride

      This is one beautiful journey and each new gear brings better balance and speed in this groove.

      I’m going to stick with it. It’s fun. I enjoy it a lot. Not going to think about it more than…delivering good reading material 🙂

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