As part of my physical goal check list I am trying to take back the joy of movement. I rode my bike for the first time ever in the city yesterday. It was exhilerating (& hurt!). I'm kinda' shy about it. One gentleman did call out "A nice day for a bike ride!"
Another consequence was that a man that I had a "business" lunch with ages ago -- he was running for an election and after getting my advice for about an hour never called me back for paid work -- saw me and left a message on my business phone saying he saw me and asking how I was.
I am open to opportunities and friendship and possibilities. However, my inner voice is saying that this isn't about business and awkward. My husband, not a jealous man, listened to the message and said he didn't think it was a legitimate prospect at all.
So, I did feel so proud & liberated that I rode. Also, I was forced to weigh the possibility of opportunity with the wisdom of my inner voice. In a way, I think not calling him is deciding to be strong for myself. Choosing to ride my bike again and not by shy will be even stronger!