My Life Is A Beautiful Ride
Life for me is like riding my Harley. Twisting the throttle all the way back and going as fast as I want to can be exciting and fun. However, if it’s moving too fast, I can pull in the clutch and shift down a gear and enjoy the scenery of the trees and houses that were too blurred before. If it’s still too fast and it’s making me scared I can pull the clutch again and bang my foot down on the shifter to neutral. In neutral I can’t stall and I’m not moving, there’s nothing to be scared of and I can take a break from the stress I’m feeling.
My comparison between my Harley and my life goes beyond the aspect of time. The majority of people don’t try to understand how a motorcycle operates. They give up because it’s too complicated. Too intimidated by the effort that goes into one ride, they don’t get to know the comfort I’ve come to know with the complications or the serenity that comes with the cold wind patting against my face. Those people can’t understand the bittersweet feeling of their hair being blown into a thousand knots- each knot a problem or struggle that will seem impossible to untangle. They won’t know that in that moment, the knots are the last thing on my mind. I appreciate the captivating aroma fresh air and exhaust create on my clothes, and I know that the purring, blissful melody of the motor is better than any song on the radio. Those people are missing out on something amazing. Unlike those people, I’m able to see the beauty in complication.
I may not be a “flashy” street bike that everyone wants. My life is the classic Harley Davidson. Evidently, I’m more like the classic Harley because I’m far from perfect; I get anxious, I can be complicated, and in life I have many struggles. However, I’ve learned that whatever I’m anxious about is temporary and I can calm myself down. I have gained enough confidence to know that I’m beautiful even with every complication. And every struggle I face is almost insignificant considering how short life is. I have amazing qualities that only some people will come to know. Overall, I am far more than what anyone can assume of me. I’m glad my life is like riding my Harley, I wouldn’t want it any other way.