I started doing something I hadn’t in a while and remembered how much I love it. I started biking again. I enjoy working out and I had a gym membership up until this month, but circumstances have caused me to hold off on renewing it. However, my dad happens to have a bike he hasn’t been using lately. I asked if I can borrow it and started biking on the trails around where I live.
And let me tell you, if you start biking after a long break from it, your body let’s you know. But it also brought me such a joy and peace being able to just ride for however long I want. To just put my headphones on, pick music I want to listen to, and just go…riding while the sun sets, through the woods, pass fellow bikers or those running/walking. I forgot how much I love it.
But it’s funny…while I’ve been going through the reflection of myself and started to give up things to answer the questions of “Who am I?” and “What make me happy?” I have also found…or in this case re-found… and acknowledge things that make me happy and are a part of who I am. Something as simple as going for a bike ride is making on impact on this journey I’m taking.
It’s only been a few days back to my bike riding. I’m able to clear my head, gather my thoughts, and just be at peace. It’s also enabled me to start writing again. I enjoy writing. I’ll probably never have anything published but it’s kinda therapeutic seeing the characters and places that have formed in my mind on paper or a computer screen.
Sometimes, it’s the simple things that can make the most impact.