Sunday, April 15, 2012

me and my bike

By now, you probably know that I struggle with anxiety. I'm pretty sure that started as a little kid. I am the opposite of Eliana in every way...she is not afraid of anything and I'm afraid of the simplest things. One thing that I literally have not done in 20 years is ride a bike. I crashed as a kid and decided I would never ride one again. Well, the times are a changin' folks...I rode a bike this week. And guess what...I absolutely love it!! I am very rusty on making turns, but I realize that I am a beginner. Also, I have to pretend I am not about to pass out every time I pass a person in our neighborhood...and my legs hurt so much I can barely stand. But, I'm really excited. I have never been athletic, and I have a child that could compete tomorrow in the Olympics. Tonight we rode bikes until 9 at night with our neighbors and it was the most fun I've had in a long time. I feel like I'm 12 years old again. Fear holds me back from really living...and I'm tired of it. I think this is the beginning of a new me.


Reba said...

Love this post! Also love that you have found something you love to do. That makes my heart happy!

sillysmiths said...

Lindsey, I am so thrilled for you and your new-found love for bike riding! You hit the nail on the head with fear holding you back from really living. I am praying that Jesus would continue to break the chains of fear and anxiety over your life. YOU have been set free and whom the Lord sets free, is free, indeed!!! You do not have to go back to the lies! Check out the song, "this is what you do." by bethel. The album is the loft sessions. You may have heard it before but I encourage you to proclaim it as an anthem for the new, set free YoU!! Love you.

Melissa W said...

so fun! i don't know how to ride a'll have to show me :)

Suzanna said...

Im so proud of u lindsey! I remember as an adult the first time i rode around the neighborhood. It does make u feel like a kid again!! Im not great on bikes either. I have a seat that logan can ride in on the back and it is so scary at first! Keep pedaling sista!

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