I was just thinking about something I’d like to share with you, and hopefully it’ll give you something to think about as well. I was remembering when I took a motorcycle riding safety class when I was 23 years old. I had no previous riding experience, aside from a bit of mountain biking with a 21-speed, and I figured it wouldn’t be too much different going from that to a motorcycle. Yes, it gives me slight grin now, too.
Boy was it was crazy, I couldn’t have been more wrong! I imagined myself just climbing on and riding off into the sunset like a pro. But when the time came and I actually sat on the bike for the first time and rode a few hundred feet, it was quite an eye-opener, to say the least. I felt like I was 15 years old again, with a driving permit in my wallet and my mom in the passenger seat. Those familiar emotions were running through me again — apprehension, confusion, excitement and fear — only this time I had more life-experience under my belt to better manage them all.