Remember this from your MSF class or other basic motorcycling class that you may have taken? I have heard the instructor in my head many times reminding me that the bike will go where I look. I’ve also tested that lesson and proved it’s true – oh no, I don’t want to hit that pothole and WHAM! Yes, I was focused on it and I went right into it.
Lately I have been wondering if this concept also applies to life. If I am too focused on what happened in the past, where am I going? Likely no where that I want to be. As the calendar year comes to a close, I dare to think about next year’s riding season and dream of where I might go. I think about what it might feel like to plan for and take off on a multi day trip again. I wonder about how I would handle that and if I’m going to be up for it.
As the days grow shorter and cooler, I always look forward to spring. I tolerate winter and sometimes even that’s a stretch. I don’t enjoy the snow, I simply deal with it. One way of coping when the snow starts to fly is planning for summer fun. I’m not ready to commit to a specific plan for next summer yet, but I am at least allowing myself the space to think about what it may look like. My hope is that will help me in making it a reality next year. Will I indeed go where I look? I sure hope so!