Tuesday, July 15, 2008

learning to ride


me and my rad bike, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

I remember my dad trying to teach me to ride my bicycle, and I just couldn't get it. Then one day I went out there by myself, and I kept repeating something my teacher had said in class that day. "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" I kept falling off. and i kept trying. and soon, i was riding my bike! I supposed I've always kept that mantra with me, as I've always been very persistent throughout life and have just gone for what I wanted. Sometimes that stubborn persistence gets in the way (as in, "I WILL make my own ball gown even though I only have a week to do it!") but more often than not, I'm happy I've pushed my way through life.
If you don't, then you never will. Life is too short not to follow your dreams.

2 comments:

Kristin! said...

you were a precious child!

robin bird said...

that is a good mantra and i sometimes forget to use it. so i will try, try again to remember :) yes you are quite cute!