This past Christmas I gifted my Fiancé with something he’s wanted for years…my blessing to ride a motorcycle. In the midst of doing all my research before I finally said yes, I rode on the back of a friend’s motorcycle and fell in love with the energy and the free spirited community in my city. I wanted to be a part of it now, just as much as the boy did.
I gifted the boy (and myself) with a weekend long riders course that we both thankfully passed this past weekend (both written test and driving test). The whole experience was extremely terrifying and much more mentally exhausting than I ever imagined. Riding on the back of a bike is a piece of cake compared to being the one responsible for making the thing move. I honestly didn’t know what I was getting myself into, and at points during the weekend I felt my limits being pushed. But we kept going. Both exhausted. Both terrified. Both over-excited…
We walked away from the experience with a gained sense of appreciation for those that DO ride. We’ve gained some valuable skills that will hopefully help keep us in safe hands. We’ve walked away with a spring in our steps and with a huge sense of accomplishment. We totally did it! We did it together. We were bold, brave, and terrified.
I’d like to think that with this experience under my belt I’ll feel more confident putting myself in more terrifying and challenging experiences. I want those experiences. I need them to grow as a professional and individual.
My favorite motorcycle instagram feed
*By summer we’ll be cruising on a bike of our own, with wind in our hair and a death grip on the clutch ;)