“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

2020 has thrown a lot at us. The way a lot of us have managed is by just keeping going. Like the quote says to keep balance you must keep moving but this year it’s like the only thing we can do is just keep going. We don’t really know where we are going at the moment. No idea what the future holds but we are just plodding forward.

My husband has spent a bit more time out on his bike this year – it helps keep him in balance. He finds it clears his mind but also gives him space to think too. For myself the only thing that has kept me balanced is walking. I’ve found a couple of local walks from house and one particular trail I have been doing regularly. Those who follow my blog will have seen images from out on this route and here is another one.

Recently I went for a long walk on a particularly tough day. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so low and my only concern was I would just keep going. The idea of not going back was so tempting, to keep putting one foot in front of the other and just see where I got to. Luckily my walk is a large circular one so I did end up back at home but the fear of that urge surprised me.

At least if I go out walking naked I won’t keep going … because round here I’d freeze pretty quickly.

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4 thoughts on “Keep going

  1. This is one of my favorite quotes.
    I love the image.
    I know those days where just keep moving forward and don’t go back seems very appealing. But then my sense of duty and commitment kick in and I know I have to return.
    Sometimes though we can end one journey and start another. (A job change comes to mind)
    Nice post. Thought provoking.

  2. I would love to keep going and never return…unfortunately, I always end up back in the same exact spot. Maybe it’s because I don’t like to unknown or I need comfort in familiarity. Thank you for your post.

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