It’s SUMMER, baby!!!
Happy Summer Solstice! I can’t help but be happy that summer has arrived. I love the sunshine. The longer, lazy days. Swimming. Grilling. Staying up late. Stargazing. Camping. Adventuring. Playing bocce ball. Fresh, home-grown produce. Ice cold drinks… Oh yes. I’m ready! (I HATE fruit flies though. I’m currently being swarmed. They’re after my wine.)
To celebrate, I rode my bike this morning! I know that may not seem like a big deal but after a few failed attempts to go for a ride, and a lot of anxiety (which I cannot really explain), I ventured out this morning to meet up with my running group. The ride was about three miles round-trip. Most of all, I’m nervous about sharing the road with vehicles and how to maneuver safely with the flow of traffic. It is a weird phobia considering that I run regularly on rural roads. I noticed this morning that not being able to see cars coming created a little anxiety. I’ve got a lot of work to do to get comfortable out there but it is something I really want to do. Being that I’m a total beginner, I’m easing into it. Baby steps!
Either way, I’m quite proud of myself. It was the perfect way to start the day and the beginning of what I hope will be an epic summer full of lots and lots of adventures!!