“New year, new me”. It’s a tad bit cliché to say the least, right…but how many of you out there really put this into practice? How many of you write down lists or simply keep them in mind? How many commit to changing your lives and how many stick with it?
As far as I remember, I have carried out my new year´s resolutions only three times. To be perfectly honest, only two. I´m not incredibly proud of this, but I´m working on it.
If all goes according to plan, this will be my third year.
The first time was four years ago when I decided the bicycle would be my main mode of transportation. That year I stuck with it, and have ever since.
The second time I kept my new year´s resolution was last year. That year promised changes. It was my year. It wasn’t quite clear what I was going to take on. I just felt it.
The idea of taking the bicycle one step further was already ingrained in my mind. So once again, this vehicle would be the glue holding together my resolutions. It took me a few months before starting the project that, more than a purpose or a resolution became a dream. I worked on it for the remainder of the year. I suffered it, enjoyed it, and abhorred it. I feared it, I flee from it, I was thankful for it, and in the end, I lived it. I faced it and made it happen. I AM making it happen.
This year, the bicycle continues to be the glue keeping together the different aspects that make up Juan Manuel Robledo. This year I will consolidate my project. This year, I keep building my dream.
This is how the bicycle helped me turn my life around.
At times we need external stimulus to foster the internal changes we seek. Permanent, not momentary changes. Sometimes we need a vehicle to channel our energies through. This is what the bicycle is for me, at least during this stage in my life. A stage that promises to be dynamic.
As Albert Einstein said very well, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
Forever in motion.