7.26.2013

On My Bike

What is it about riding a bike that makes all the problems in the world seem so simple? When I'm on my bike I feel like God is close and everything will be okay. I am rather convinced that if everyone in the world took a leisure bike ride just once a week, people would be happier and kinder and things might be lighter. 

Things I feel on my bike that I would otherwise not be confident about:
-Someday I will be a mother. It will happen.
-My husband will be safe and protected in his new job.
-I will make friends and find my place here.
-I can accomplish the things I want, one day at a time.
-My bangs will grow out.

18 comments:

  1. I haven't ridden a bike since I was about 13, sometimes I miss it. this is one of those times

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  2. You're amazing! I have been wanting a new bike soon! Just not sure where to get one. Especially one as cute as yours! It's also nice to have to be environmentally friendly!

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  3. This is so true. When I drive someplace I don't want to go, all I can think about the whole way is how much I'd rather be doing something else... but if I ride my bike, the destination doesn't matter so much.

    Beautiful photos, too. I love those sandals.

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  4. I just recently got a new little Cruiser and I love it! Now, my little ones and I can ride together...and it really does make the world a better place. Something about the wind blowing through your hair. Magic!

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  5. Bike riding is definitely good for the soul. I have missed it. We live on the third floor of a walk up and our bikes are on our balcony and I am too lazy to carry them down all the stairs.

    Also, making friends as an adult is hard! We've been married for almost three years and have lived in six different apartments. And five different wards. Except for our ward in Idaho, there haven't been any other people who are indie hipster artsy crafters like me. But I've always been able to find kind souls who have befriended me even though I look a little weird to them. :) The times that I've been alone and haven't been a part of a group are the times I've found some of the best friends that I may have otherwise overlooked. Externally we have nothing in common, but I noticed they looked a little lonely and they noticed I looked a little out of place and it worked.

    Also, have you watched this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=k7X7sZzSXYs It's beautiful.

    Chin up, buttercup! Good thoughts sent your way. I hope you come to love and enjoy your new home.

    (And sorry this was really, really and probably too long.)

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  6. This is such a great post! I love your bike and your sandals!

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  7. my hand/arm is in a splint until the end of august, and every time i look at my bike, i just really want to go for a ride. also, why is it so hard to make friends as adults....

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  8. I needed this today, peach. Thanks.

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  9. ohmygosh I love this.

    getting outside and moving your body does miracles, I swear it.

    and all of those things are true! so optimistic.

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  10. I think it's the wind in your hair. Other things that make the world feel just right always include wind in your hair (bangs or no bangs) (such as driving with the windows down, and well, just those two things, but still).

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  11. Ahhh! I absolutely adore your photo's!

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  12. Beautiful pictures! Love the color of your toenail polish!

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  13. I feel the exact same way! Riding my bike has always seemed to take my worries away and I definitely feel that God is close. Riding my bike just gives me this feeling I can't explain!

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  14. hmmm..my sister's old bike is still like the shed and she never took it with her when she got married. this post is making me want to get it out and go for a ride. sounds like a good idea to me.

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  15. So pretty! I love the color story of these photos!

    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com

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