I’ve had a rough few weeks.. rough doesnt begin to explain the way i’ve been feeling. Trying to keep my mind busy, and think of happier times. Like this picture. And waking up on vacation in the @greatsmokynps with my family. Always TRYNA HIKE. @wishyouwerenorthwest 🌲✨ #smokymountains#nationalparklover
I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.
"Don't give into your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart."- Paulo Coelho The first time I rode down this one particular section of trail on the test tracks, I let fear overcome me and walked my bike halfway down, knowing full well that I could do it. On Sunday, it took me starting down, stopping and walking my bike back up to the top of the hill about 15 times, and finally a little encouragement from @jetagegypsy saying "just send it Bro!" to get me out of my head. And I finally did it. Yesterday, I was able to push past the fear and on a solo ride on the same trail, had a split second to decide, just went for it, knowing the line, no stopping, pure accomplishment. Pure joy. So good. #iamsj#sendit#shredlyadventures