There's nothing fun about riding home at an average speed of 6 km/hour. My goodness it's hard work trying to get the body moving again after years of physical inactivity. I do love it though. I love the feeling you get when you are powering along and feeling full of strength and determination.
Perhaps bike riding is the perfect metaphor for life. Sometimes I'm freewheeling down hill through life at 32 kms/hr, the wind in my hair, unstoppable. Other days I'm struggling up the hills overwhelmed by the intensity and difficulty. I think somehow though the trick is to harness the downhill momentum to get you up and over the hills. Maintaining momentum is definitely something I need to work on. Both metaphorically speaking, and practically.
I am buoyed by my feelings of yesterday and the lovely and amazing comments that you all left me. Thank you. It's the community I've found in blogging that makes me feel that all things are possible. I was so scared. Part of me wanted to turn the computer back on and delete the post. The fears are so pervasive and seem so real.
I'm not stopping now. 6km or 32km an hour, I'm going all the way. I hope you will join me on the journey. What are your secret creative dreams? You know those ones that seem too scary to say out loud. The ones that fill you with possibility and carry you to a happy place. If I can do it, you can too. We'll do it together.
BLOGTOBERFEST is coming. Come back tomorrow. I'll tell you all about it.