In the process of getting ready for my motorcycle license, I’ve been testing myself like crazy. The last week has been a blur of what to do when the brakes lock up, BAC limits, lane sharing, riding with groups, turning safety, how to cross train tracks… It’s overwhelming!
But tomorrow morning I go for the knowledge test for my permit. Bright and early I should know whether I can move on to phase two, actually riding on the streets! (with Eli in tow, obviously) I have a guy lined up, a former Maryland state police officer—with lessons in NE DC—who will be my instructor for the actual skills driving test. Originally my plan was to be on a motorcycle by mid-July. It’s looking like it’ll be before mid-June!
I’m getting stupidly excited and have become completely obsessed with the idea of riding. While I have plans all day Saturday, all I really want to do is ride with Eli. We have a lot of fun riding 2-up, but we’re both looking forward to riding together.
today i decided to start a personal blog again. it’s been about 2 years since i shut down my last one and i’ve noticed a void since. i’m by no means a great writer, but there are moments in my life that i would love to document in a more traditional way. posting to instagram and twitter feels fleeting; facebook feels spammy. this is mostly for me and the people close to me who wish to enjoy.
my plan is to pick my actual camera back up (just the point and shoot, occasionally the DSLR) and take real photographs, not just over-sharpened, filtered shots through my phone. i want to document the adventures i have with the people i care about and write about the things that matter to me, when it strikes me. i’m excited.
life is good, and i want to document it.