After posting on Facebook about possibly doing another bicycle tour, a friend I met on my first ride asked me a very interesting question! She asked "Is biking now your life?"
Sometimes it's questions such as this...totally unexpected and spontaneous that spur great thought and personal introspection.
After thinking about my friend's question, I came to the conclusion that YES it is! But not for the reasons you might think. Cycling and in particular my bike ride across the country has taught me so much about the human spirit. The kindness of strangers, the love and support of friends, to extend a helping hand to a stranger...even if it's only to shake theirs and learn more about them, to understand and accept that plans don't always go the way we hope and be open to changing them, to press on when you don't feel you can, to enjoy every sunrise, every sunset, every storm and every challenge because this is when we grow the most. To keep the faith in all situations, to not take life so seriously, not to compare myself to others and to know that everything is possible if you believe it is. So my friend...for these reasons, YES, biking is now my life!