“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
Hello, Sun! Hello, Beautiful People Out there! :)
I dropped off our youngest at school, and 5 minutes later, I was on the familiar biking route on the way home.
There are, as usual, A LOT of chores waiting for me.
More so today because I ran a long distance (Happy Feet in the Netherlands is training again for a marathon - this time, Rotterdam marathon!) last Sunday, and needed to rest Monday - I did only the basics I could (and need to do):
do the groceries,
home office work (emails, blogs, bills etc),
pick the girls up at school,
gave girls high tea,
cook dinner for the family,
write (administrative work etc),
Mijn Liefste P time,
and off to bed!
In other words, I was not able to do A LOT of other things (you could check that "list" out in a future blog @My Daily Mooosings in the Netherlands) to make sure our household will not be buried in chaos.
The beautiful weather, and my uplifted spirit made me stop midway though - on the road I used to fear.
It was the road, where I held fiercely onto the bike's handlebars for my dear life, every time we had to go through it.
It was in 2010 my morning, and everyday terror.
Yet, now 4 years later, the road I fear most, is the road that gives me serenity before I face the daily chores, that almost always threatens to dull my senses!
|My shadow waves, "Hello!"|
|I hope to follow this tree this year through out the four seasons|
When I named this blog, "The Lightness of Being on the Bike" the inspiration for it came while I was riding the bike. As I recognized what once hard for me to do, was now so much lighter. Conquering fears makes one truly feel lighter!
Even though I was scared of falling, or I was unsure if I can react fast enough to certain situations on the road, I did not give up, and kept on pedaling each and every day in our new home here in Holland for four focus and determined years.
I conquered this road, and learned to love it, even if occasionally, when I have my depressive cycles, anxiety and panic attacks, my old fears still comes back haunting me.
Frodo (my bike) and I have changed through the seasons. He is a bit weathered and I am now, a proud seasoned bike commuter. :)
|Frodo February, 2015|
Have you read my last blogpost : "Frodo Turns 4 & Littlest On the Bike" ?