Most of the time my rides serve one universal purpose. Transportation, biking is my major mode of travel. I ride to get to destinations, I either need to get to or want to get to. Biking is part of a lifestyle of minimization, that I have chosen to strive for. Smaller spaces, carbon free footprints, keeping in touch with nature and humanity. My lifestyle is basically anti-everything my parents strived for.
Today my bike ride was for a purpose. I biked with a group in solidarity against the Coal Trains in Seattle, the Tar Sands Pipeline and Climate Change in general. It was a nice ride, we met up with a larger group and we rallied for a bit. The organizers had determined that they wanted a people train rather than a coal train. It was a very cute idea.
The reality for me is that I need to get out and be more of an activist. I enjoy these rallies and I love meeting new people. My motivation is what is lacking. Yesterday after going to the distillery, I came home and had a martini. That is all I had to drink. I made a bite to eat and watched a movie. It was an early night so I could be up early. I feel as though I got so much accomplished this weekend. I biked both Saturday and Sunday, made many meals and I cut back on my liquor. This may be a huge key, no this is a huge key to my lack of motivation and my overall weight issues. I know this, I can deny all I want, but the truth is there.
So ultimately I am recognizing some things that need to change in my life. I am preparing to make those changes. I am willingly going to focus on what I need to do to be happy. Baby steps are required, I know this. I have made such dramatic changes in my life thus far, I seem to be stuck in my current situation. I have been stagnated for some time. I got lazy, I got comfortable, and I got complacent. These are three things I would like to eliminate from my life. These three mental models bring no growth and prevent happiness.
Today I was happy. Happy to participate, happy to be alive and happy to make a difference.