After reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I have been thinking a lot about listening to my heart and following it!
In 1996, I wanted to leave Michigan to move to the DC area. However, I did not find a job in the area, so I had to go with my job, and it just happened to be in Detroit. However, my heart kept saying that I was suppose to move to the DC area, because everything that I needed was there.
After two years of being in Detroit, I followed my heart, and literally begged Fairfax County Public Schools to offer me an early contract, and they did.
I packed up my things and moved to the DC area, and my heart became content. Everything that I thought I needed and things that I did not know I needed were here.
I know sooooo many people, and many of the people who I know will move mountains for me, and I will do the same for them. I love my job. I love having access to free, great museums. I love all of the natural parks and cycling trails... the list goes on and on!
However, one thing that I didn't not know that I needed was cycling.
Cycling in the DC area is huge. You have no idea how happy cycling makes me and how it has expanded my life. Since moving here, I have continuously listened to my heart, and one of the many rewards of listening to my heart is cycling.
My heart told me to buy a CX bike, and race! I followed my heart, and I am completely in love. For every race, I am excited, my heart is happy, I feed my soul, and leave the races spiritually lifted.
Today's race felt the same...
I got to the race, pre-rode the course, and started the race. I felt good, I rode smooth, I was happy, I loved hearing my name called during the race, and the camaraderie after the race was good for my soul.
I did not finish last nor first, but I wanted to work on dismounting and remounting, and I definitely improved in those areas.
My people, I am soooo happy that I continuously follow My Heart!