Saturday, October 20

A Sissy Gets Her Motorcycle License

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"Girly-girl" . . .
that's what the coach of my motorcycle class calls me.
How on earth did he figure it out so fast?

What let the cat out of the bag?

It's not like I bought a pink helment
{although it was a temptation, let me tell you.
I mean is this photo cute or what?}
But my helment is a sensible silver. So that's not it.

Could it possibly be that I 
cried during my road test?

What?
That's right friends.
I could almost hear Tom Hanks saying,
"Are you crying?! 
THERE'S NO CRYING IN 
MOTORCYCLING  BASEBALL!!!"
- THE scene from A League of Their Own -
{Although my coach was MUCH NICER.
He gave me a hug. What a relief. Ha ha.}

Oh my. 
Why did I cry?
I have to say I'm really tender-hearted,
but not often to the point of tears.

But getting my license has been on my
bucket list.
And I really wanted to do this - to do my best
and succeed. I was super emotional about it.

As the only female in the class,
I wanted to do as well as the guys.

Although a stinky thought entered my mind, 
"Maybe you can't do this. Maybe you should just 
stick with the stuff you're good at."
For instance . . . 
- "Buddy the Elf" - I can relate
. . . or spray painting stuff.

But, I blew my nose 
{of course I was prepared with tissues in my pocket} 
& persevered. My patient coaches
hung in there with me . . . and ta-da! 
I DID IT!
{But you may want to stay off the roads & sidewalks
for a while - I'm just sayin'. *wink*}

7 comments:

  1. YAY!!! Congrats to Michelle, it always feels good to tick big challenges off the bucket list, no more traffic hold ups or parking woes for you. Awesome effort!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Trish & for your sweet comment!

      Warmly, Michelle

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  2. I am SO PROUD OF YOU! I'm giving you thumbs up, a high five and a fist bump. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION!!! xoxo jules

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    1. So sweet coming from you, Jules, who is constantly inspiring ME!

      Warmly, Michelle

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  3. Hi Ashley, actually my Hunny & I have dirt bikes that are street legal, so I wanted to get my license. {But I LOVED the street bike I used at motorcycle school & I want one!} You must be a kindred spirit since we already have two neat things in common - BHG & dirt! Thanks so much for stopping by & for your sweet comment.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  4. well Hot Dog...good for you !!!!! I think that is awesome.
    However, I am afraid of motorcycles, so I stay away from them.
    This story reminded me of when my daughter took Hunters Safety (a long time ago) and she was the only girl in the class. It was so cool. GIRL POWER.

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