The art of picking things up has two parts

I wasn’t sure whether to write this or not, but ultimately decided to because this is a part of my journey and this blog is my travelogue, for better or worse. And if it helps someone else, so much the better. I’ve gotten better at picking things up over the past year. I’ve practiced and…

Confidence begets patience (a meandering stream of consciousness for a sunny Friday)

Look through the curve. When you ride a bike, you encounter curves all the time. You steer through those by looking ahead to where you want to go. Your bike and body will do what it takes to negotiate the curve if you give it direction. If you stare at the wheel, you’ll go off-course. Stare at the handlebars and you may lose the ability to adjust to bumps that crop up in front of you. Never lose sight of the end of the curve.

That’s the way the ball bounces, a chance encounter

I was sitting in the window seat at Rocket Bakery the other morning, drinking a very nice cup of coffee, revising a training programme, and generally getting into the day when a woman stopped, transfixed, in the beam of sunlight that poured through the bay window. “This window seat…. it’s just like one I found…

Cut the anchor and move on

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. ~Henry David Thoreau The funny and beautiful thing about any adventure is that it opens your eyes to more adventures and possibilities. Stepping into the unknown is briefly terrifying, but once you make the move through Fear, you can find yourself in…

This is my life and it is beautiful

Since March 31 of this year, Life has been rather a whirlwind. John and I have made some momentous decisions, both together and individually that have altered both our long-term plans and our daily lives significantly and those take wearing for a while to discover precisely how they fit. John has decided that he wants…