Michelle decided to go on a bike ride in her city of Guelph. So she went into the shed pulled out her bike and started her mission. Earlier this week Michelle and I had jointly decided to start training for a race. We alway have a career, personal, and physical goal that we are working towards in an effort and practice to live our best selves.
So while I am preparing for a 10K run, Michelle is training for the Century Ride. While out on her ride Michelle encountered several obstacles when her bike started spinning out of control down a very large and daunting hill. The smell of burning rubber filled the air. The obstacles were a result of a tire on its last legs and a cracked rim. Imagine walking home 2km with a bike on your shoulders in metal spiky biking shoes not designed for walking! Click, click, click, click echoed through the neighborhood. Imagine walking home in spin shoes!
After the fact we both laughed at the ridiculousness of the situation and the comments from passerbys, "hey, aren't you supposed to ride that thing", "that's an interesting method", and my favourite, "honey, I think you might be doing it wrong". This story is reflective of how we all start projects, work on goals or dedicate our time to endeavours with the best of intentions and either encounter obstacles or life changes and so does your direction. Over the past few months Michelle had started a new role in her dream job and I had commenced my MBA giving us both less time for Social Impact Canada.
However what did continue over the past few months was our commitment to supporting each other. We continued to listen and engage in each others lives through connection and conversation. Right now for us, our form of social impact is being there for each other as we continue to grow ourselves and our consulting practice #consultinglife #bffgoals #trainning #soulsister #lifeisbeautiful #fitchallenge