Be Who You Want To Be

Yesterday evening was just too beautiful not to go for a ride after supper. I took the (rare) opportunity to go scooting around by myself, which is nice sometimes. Hopping on the little T-Dub, I set off in no particular direction and had a blast on easy urban trails and downtown streets.


The Kenmount/Blackmarsh short cut


High above the city…

As the sun was beginning to set I rode over to the South Side, and took a little detour up a side road accessible only by two wheels or two feet.


I think she’s quite photogenic, my little TW!

It was there that I spotted something spray-painted on the side of a concrete building, but not the usual juvenile graffiti that seems to be so prevalent everywhere on this island. Someone had used a stencil and painted “BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE”. What a perfect sentiment for how I felt right at that moment. I had to take a good shot of it, and was sizing up angles with the building and my bike. Then the clouds parted, the evening sun shone directly at me and cast a perfect shadow on the wall. It was serendipitous.


The shadow knows.

I think the universe told me something last night. I live a life somewhat outside the norm, a little bit different than most women in their mid-thirties. I’ve never purposely tried to be non-conforming, I’ve just always been “who I want to be”. I spent a beautiful Monday evening scooting around St. John’s on a tiny dual-purpose motorcycle. I didn’t do it to impress anyone, to show off, to make people like me, or any reason other than the fact that it makes me happy. And that’s ok.

“Be Who You Want To Be”. I couldn’t have said it better myself.


Posted on September 1, 2015, in Behind the Visor and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I love this and the picture with the sign. It’s just perfect.

    Sometimes it seems like the universe IS really sending us signs, doesn’t it? I know it sounds totally crazy but I believe it. We “see” things when we need to.

    Thanks for sharing this 🙂

    • Thanks so much. I too believe that sometimes we see things and experience things that we were meant to. The trouble is that most of the time we are too busy with the everyday distractions and mundanity of life that we just overlook these tiny details that can mean so much.

  2. It can take some people a lifetime to learn that lesson (I’m still learning!) – it is so easy to be so distracted by life that you miss life in the process. That’s one of the things I love about riding – you can’t focus on anything else except you and the route (well, I suppose you can, but I don’t recommend it!). You are right where you are supposed to be!

  3. Live your Dream,xoxoDad

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