Taking Steps and Getting Rejected

I went out on a mission last night and did something I’ve never done in my life. Join me on my mission and continue reading if you want to find out the incredible climax and ending.

I went out on the ride just concentrated on my mission. I had no doubt in my mind that this is what I had to do. I had been thinking about this for too long and it was finally time to take Action. This was the day and the time was now. I had to act upon this feeling or I would never muster the strength to do this ever again.

Before heading out on my mission, I made sure to do some prep work… I ate a large bowl of Wheaties…… just kidding I didn’t do that. What I did do is think about what I was going to say and do. I didn’t spend too much time on this because I knew what I was going to say for a while but I just never acted upon it. So I did all my prep work and was gone. It was a 40 minute bike ride. I had taken it before, but this time it was different. I had a mission and I was determined to succeed.

As a bike rider, you always have to be prepared for the worst situations…  so before I left I made sure to pack my rain jacket and an extra shirt, shorts, a book, and a notebook.

Side note: If you’re ever stranded somewhere, for example: the bus is running a little late, make sure to pack a book or a notebook or something before you head out, to stay proactive in this unusual situation. Make an inconvenient situation an educational experience.

It had been raining all day, but I assumed the rain was over.

Side note: Never doubt mother nature. Or…. just make sure to check the weather app on your phone before leaving.

So, I was off and confident as can be. Nothing was going to stop me from completing my mission. But you know who decided to “rain in on my parade,” MOTHER NATUR. Like I said never doubt her Power. I’ll tell you what, she was raining pretty hard in the day, but she had one more in her before the night was up.

I was about a quarter of the way until I reached my final destination when… she got angry. It starting raining and it started raining hard. Good thing I had that rain jacket and a hat. I took it as a sign of… if you want something you’re going to have to fight back. I started biking a little faster, and then a little more. I was hitting the hills hard. I was shifting clean. I mean everything was just working. I didn’t even care what Mother Nature was doing, I had completely blocked everything out. I was going to do this. There was no turning back.

I reached my final destination in record timing. Upon reaching my destination, I did one more review of the game plan. After that, I headed in.

I starting getting a little nervous after I saw the target, but at the same time I made sure to keep my composure. I proceeded to engage the target with some subtle conversation. Smiling, laughing, it was all great. “Enough of the games though!” I proceeded with the game plan. Everything was going great. “The plan was working flawless!” I told myself. Halfway through though… I started getting a feeling. I started to become aware of the responses and expressions that my target was “annotating on the pages.” It wasn’t looking good, but I decided to proceed holding onto that “strand of Hope.”

My mission was almost complete… I wasn’t sure, but still confident. All I needed was an answer now. I proceeded to engage the target one last time with a simple question.

The response wasn’t what I was looking for…



She said, “No.”


The following moments were probably more awkward for her than me, but I prepared knowing that this might be the result. We talked for a few minutes afterward. We were both professional about it and left on great terms with each other.

But you know what… I was ready to keep moving forward and not let this hold me back. I got back on my bike, put on a podcast, and hit the road. I was hungry for the next challenge in my life.

The journey continues…


“See what can be, not just what is.”




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