It's Like Riding a Bike.
SomeoneLikeYou Tuesday, July 1, 2014
White Eyelet Top, Cherry Shorts, Hair Bow Scrunchie: Aeropostale.
Loafers, Earrings: Thrifted.
Camera Necklace: Forever21.
Hi all ♥
Whew, hello July and hello heat along with it! It's hard to wear anything cool enough in this summer heat wave we've been having lately, but I can't really complain because it's offered up perfect days for doing all sorts of fun outside activities. Took these photos in the woods today sweating from my head to toes and getting about 10 mosquito bites; argh, I think I might actually prefer the cold and snow picture taking to the sweat and bugs!
So when I was little I loved to ride my bike, but around 10 or 11 I just got out of it for some reason. I can't really remember if I outgrew my bike and we never got a new one, or if I just lost interest...but I hadn't rode one from that time until just yesterday. It's been a goal of mine this summer to get back on a bike and get used to it again because come on, "it's like riding a bike, you never forget!" Took my mother's down from hanging in the garage yesterday and tried it around the drive way and my sister was in absolute hysterical tears watching me go about two seconds and then fearfully stopping, repeating that for a good half hour. It was hard to get my balance right and I knew it would just take some practice, but still it was frustrating to feel so inept at something so easy that even little children can do.
Why I really wanted to learn again was so I could go on bike rides with Ryan, for just something fun and different to do as a couple. So, I met him today and we went for a ride around his neighborhood and although I was pretty wobbly and scared at first, it came back to me! It sounds dumb, but I'm so proud of myself. Most of you don't realize (I don't really like talking about it because it's super embarrassing), but I am afraid of everything. If there is slight danger in anything, I won't do it. I'm terrified of getting hurt, even if it's just as simple as riding a bike, jumping on a trampoline, or doing a dive off the diving board. This personality trait in me to be extremely cautious and safe can just be embarrassing, because these are simple, easy, nonchalant things people do...but they're hard for me. I was determined though to get back into bike riding and I am so glad I did. I must admit I'm kind of obsessed with it now and even went on one again with my little sister this evening and have improved even more. Excited to go on more rides this summer and possibly around the streets of Europe soon! x
With much love, Lauren.