Oh, Fall. I love you so hard.
I have been on a journey, and it has taken me so much longer than I ever thought it would. But the first step of my pilgrimage was to accept and love myself for where I was at.
I need Quiet now.
I used to not require it: I was a perpetual extrovert who could hop from social event to social event with an unending supply of emotional energy to be present and upbeat and happy.
I said yes. They asked if I would ride my bike 90 km on their team and before I had even sat perched on a road bike, I said yes.
I said yes.
1. Road bikers are nice to beginners. They are supportive and encouraging and cool.