Kelsey Howard | Feb 24 2020
This past week Andrew and I met up with our Community Challenge group to get coffee at Stella Nova and chat about setting some goals for the 4 weeks ahead of us. As we went through what we wanted to accomplish and what we were looking to gain, we paused to talk about what holds us back. The fear we all carry around that prevents us from getting what we want. And we could relate. We all had a lot to say about it.
Which got me thinking, what could we do with our “extra day”? That’s right, this year we don’t have 365 days to get it done – it’s a LEAP YEAR and we have 366! If we got over our fears and excuses and the “I’ll get to it later” vibes, what fun things could we do with February 29th?!
Have you ever been talking to a friend about a place you’d love to visit and the conversation ends with “I’d love to travel there someday”? Or you see a picture on Facebook of someone you know jumping out of a plane and think “I bet that would be fun.” We’re really good at putting things off, and really bad at identifying to ourselves why we do that. So here’s my challenge to you, LYNC fam: Take advantage of your extra day this year and make February 29th your “someday”. Take action on something you want, and enjoy conquering your fears!
Take what you’ve learned on the bike and on the mat to practice. Use your confidence to make a real step towards the kind of life you’re excited to be living. A few ideas from our instructors + staff:
Plan the trip.
–Kels [owner & instructor] + Syd [manager & instructor]
You know, the one you’ve always wanted to take. Invite a friend, make an itinerary, book a flight, or plan for how you’ll save up. Greece here we come!
“I’ve always wanted to make the drive and hike Big Bend National Park here in SW Texas! It’s about an 8 hour drive from here.”
–Kayla [manager & instructor]
So get out and go. Book an Airbnb and schedule time off work to get off the grid.
Try something new.
–Kristina [front desk staff]
–Lindsey Stewart [instructor]
–Thanh [front desk staff]
Get your hands dirty.
Maybe it’s a sign.
–Ali B. [community member]
Use some brainpower.
–Courtney P. [community member]
“I’ve always wanted to learn a new language. I think about the connections we’ve made with one another through and wonder how cool would it to see the world in a completely new lens.”
“I’ve always wanted to be a mom and it hasn’t been in the cards for us yet but I’ve been too scared to take plunge into IVF. It seemed too far out of reach for me but now I’m taking the effort to be my healthiest self so we can face the fear and move forward with our plans of being parents.”
–Michelle J. [community member]
Find your groove.
“I used to take dance lessons from age 2 until college. I have always wanted to take a few classes again.”
–Kacie S. [community member]
Use the hashtag #LyncLeap, tag us @lynccycling and share with us!