I have a habit. Every morning I wake up and start thinking of skipping anything that I have to do that morning. This goes for my college, mainly. Every morning I wake up and start thinking, ‘well, I think I would skip today!’ I’m glad that I don’t always listen to myself. That way I end up going to college 90% of the time. Interesting thing is, every midday on my way back to home, I think to myself, ‘well, good that I didn’t skip today!’ Interesting, huh?
This happened today, too. Saturdays mark the Beginner’s Lesson by BDCyclists volunteers. The lesson starts at 6.30 am. I left my bad at 5 am so that I don’t miss it anyhow. But I figured that I was actually thinking of not going to the lesson today. I wasn’t feeling sick. I didn’t have any other thing to do. I was completely at leisure. Plus, I take lesson seriously because I do want to learn cycling. But, as my habit goes, I started planning to skip.
Thankfully, I made it outside my home. I knew that once I’m out of my home, I’ll be okay and willing to go there. 😛 So, I got dressed for the lesson and got out. I took a bus from the bus-stand and it took about 30 minute for that ‘direct-route’ bus to ignite! Somehow I arrived on the venue sharp an hour late! And then the practice began.
I can’t literally say how I did. But in the end, I did feel like my cycling skill was going to the next level. I can’t steer properly. I can’t steer willingly. 😉 But I am able to somehow keep my balance and stay on the bike. I think that’s something I achieved today.
At the end of the lesson, I was gifted a chocolate by Ripa Apu, one of the teachers, for my improved performance. Right before that, on the few of my last ‘cycling’, I did feel like I actually rode a bicycle. I’m not there yet, but I can see the destination (which was invisible on my first day in learning).
I wish I could purchase a bicycle right now! I won’t go out with it on highways until I’m 100% skilled and confident to do so. Still I would be able to continue practicing and deliver a better performance on next Saturday’s lesson if I had a bike at home. I wish there was a way to purchase the bike on installment. 😛 Since there isn’t, I’ll just have to wait until I can manage the money.
The streets of Dhaka, I’m coming! 😀