Happy day after Thanks Giving. Sitting in the Apple Store waiting for my phone to reset, I ponder the day ahead. Leading my first night time mountain bike ride up Tiger Mountain in Issaquah, Washington. So far no one has registered, but I must show up. Show up for me, show up for those who can’t be there but would be. Show up because I’m being called to the mountains. Show up because I committed to being there for others.
I signed up for being a ride leader because I want to make a difference in other’s lives and push the bounderies of my comfort zone. How is this pushing past my comfort zone? It’s certainly not mountain biking at night. Most of my rides growing up were in the dark because that’s when we had time to ride. People got home from work, shops closed, and the night was ours. I remember being the youngest one on all the rides that’s because this was my father’s friends. My comfort zone is being pushed by building a network of riders, meeting strangers, who are just like me who just want to ride on a Friday night. See our normal trails with a different perspective. Leading is not new to me, I love it. Maybe this isn’t pushing my comfort zone, maybe I’m just excited.
This post is short, but that’s because it’s beautiful outside, and I want I be out there. Who is going to join me? Wherever you are in this world, we’ll be connected through nature. Feel the ground, witness the beauty, breath into the heavens, open your heart to the world. We are all one.