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Small Wins Matter

Yesterday was a day with no activities after work. Or so I thought. Till I realised that I had to drop off my bicycle at a place a good 9km away. I had no other day that was available so it had to be yesterday. I rushed home from work, quickly changed, pumped air into my bike, kitted up and left.

I had to be mindful if there was rain and also watch out for traffic. After checking Google maps and figuring out the best route, I started off. I initially thought it would be a very long and arduous ride. I was dreading meeting undulating hills which require quite an effort to pedal up even with gears. I approached my first major hill and I was a bit nervous but I told myself I have done steeper ones and I went up it without even changing a gear.

I was pleasantly surprised and told myself it was all in my head. After that I just pedalled on till I reached my destination and luckily this was before the undulating hills of that particular road. I handed over the bike, removed my helmet and gloves and proceeded to walk down the road and back to the main road. There I flagged a tuk tuk and took it back home.

En route, it started pouring with rain and I was very glad that I had somehow managed to ride in 40 minutes, hand over the bike and miss the rains. Getting into the house was messy but I managed and I wasn’t too tired either.

I told myself, it wasn’t some major ride – I’ve done far more challenging rides. But this was a little win and it was worth commending myself for this feat.


Meet Lilanka
“what is meant to be comes about of what one does”.
An eclectic personality with a penchant for creativity, Lilanka is an old soul who loves life, laughter and stepping off the beaten track. She finds joy in nature, travelling and venting her existential frustrations via her writing while calming her body with food and her soul with music. Her motto is – “what is meant to be comes about of what one does”.
A collection of eclectic expressions from life according to Lilanka Botejue. From her creative outbursts and passionate views to her love for nature, food, music and archaeology, Owl Muses is an attempt to capture these moments in time.
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