I have been riding my bike more frequently and decided it was a good idea to sign up for a class at REI regarding bike care. A friend of mine was interested as well, so we registered for the free class together. I had never been to that REI location, even though it was close to home. Arriving to the store a half hour early, gave me some time to wonder around and check out their merchandise. I was instantly reminded how much I love being active and how lucky I am to live in the Pacific Northwest, where adventures are right outside our doors. For being a Tuesday, it was out of routine to go to a class, rather than the gym and I at first struggled with the idea. Class began and the instructor was not only informative, but funny as well. I learned how to change a tire, clean my bike properly and what items are good to carry on a bike ride. I realized there is much more to know, but I am new to the cycling world and I am still learning. I definitely recommend taking a class at REI, if you are interested in a new hobby, especially since many of them are free.
If we want to change things in life, we have to step out of our comfort zone. Doing something out of routine can introduce new passions and hobbies. Life isn’t meant to always stay the same and doing new things help us grow! I encourage everyone to try a new adventure or hobby… you may just find you like it!