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Where Have I Been?
I guess I’ve been on a journey within a journey. Life has dealt me some stressors and I’ve just been trying to get by. But there have been a few constants to keep me going. 1) SoulCycle 2) SoulCycle 3) SoulCycle. LOL. Just kidding, but kinda not.
Finding My Soul
When I say SoulCycle has changed my life inside and out, I am NOT KIDDING. You can read more about my journey here. I’ve become a better employee at work – I see and understand my purpose as a Student Affairs professional better now. Physically it makes me feel strong and keeps my health issues in check. Mentally and emotionally it’s very grounding…
Over 100 rides in, I would say I am a “good” rider. However, in life, I get in my own way. And I didn’t know until a couple weeks ago, that this was a huge wall I had up in my rides… until a certain instructor came into town.
I have been fangirling this Instructor for a while now. He did a residency in Vegas I wasn’t able to go attend, but he added on some rides in So Cal. I decided to make a day of it and go up with some friends to ride in his two classes. And with some peer pressure, I did a class before, so that day was also my first triple ride day. (Are you already exhausted?)
Said Instructor was hard AF. I think my first ride that day with him was my hardest SoulCycle ride ever. He was super challenging and called us out – note to self, don’t let him catch you sitting drinking water with your hands on your hips. And then somehow I made it through his second ride (my third ride that day). My ass was thoroughly kicked that day.
BUT I NEEDED IT
I didn’t know I needed it, but I did. Remember when I said I get in my own way? Whatever invisible wall/resistance I had up was broke through that day. And since that day, my heart became more open to this world around me and what I want from it.
Later that week, I found myself so emotional during subsequent rides. And in one ride, another Instructor challenged us to declare our big scary goal(s)… so here it is:
I KNOW I will get to 500 SoulCycle rides. That’s not my goal, because THAT WILL happen. But by my 500th ride, I want to be an author. That’s my big scary goal. I want to write a book. And 500 signifies a timeline and accountability to myself to make it happen. Oh, and I plan for that 500th ride to be with the Instructor who kicked my ass, so I’ll see you NYC: NOHO at 500. Follow my journey on my Instagram.
What Will the Book be About?
I’ve been living my story and felt this calling to share what life has been like living in between … I’ll leave you with that.
So there you have it. It’s declared.