Revolution MTB|Issue 57
Now, where was I…
I left part one. Everything is going well. I’m riding 3 times a week. Having fun and happy. It was still winter and the middle of the mildly chillier months in Queensland so the heat was not yet too painful for my fat heavy set bones. I was beginning to get used to my newfound happiness. After the new bike, I’d purchased some new tyres, gloves and TLD kit which always provides a superficial kick when I’m gearing up to go for a ride with my mates. For the most part, all was well, I couldn’t complain. Riding bikes had fixed a big part of my life; I was feeling better and had more energy day today. Because of this, doing the simple things in life was not so much of a chore. I was spending more time with family and friends and working a lot harder while on the clock at work. I knew my life wasn’t perfect, especially after walking away from my family, my house and a nest egg I had spent so long acquiring. However, at that point, in those quiet moments all I knew was I felt 100% better than I had for the last few years. There were other important parts of my life that needed to be address but for now I was just happy being happy, at last. When I analysed the areas of my life that still needed work especially my financial position, I didn’t quite have a solid enough headspace to be able to face that wreckage and instead I tried not to think about it, managed cash week by week, what came in went out, and I just kept riding. An old wise man once said to me “the world will give you what you need when the world knows you’re ready, not when you think you’re ready’. See. Up until the end of July all I had was a new pattern of exercise. Sure, it had made me feel heaps better and I thought it had changed my life completely, but this change was still only paper thin and thus easy to destroy with one simple spanner in the works. But like all spanners this one came disguised as one of the best pursuits I had ever had the opportunity to follow. But alas I’m getting ahead of myself. Things needed to get a lot better before they get worse.
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