Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. – Macbeth (Shakespeare)
For so long, my mantra has been bike more & worry less. A singular focused mission, a tag line for a bike shop, a YouTube channel. Something that helped motivate many more bike rides, and something easy that rolls off the tongue to prompt memories of joyous bike rides.
Life though is more than bike rides, and as I come to focusing as an individual on my whole body and mental wellness, along with the long-term impacts we are making on sustainability, and climate change, I realize we must move, for tomorrow.
Move, for tomorrow is my new mantra for life.
This is something that initially hit me a few weeks ago as I ran (shuffled really), recognizing my voice as a content creator is not limited to bikes but also that the idea of “move, for tomorrow” was my unique answer to a favorite song, “Fear Tomorrow“. What can I do to ensure things don’t get worse (for myself, climate, relationships, etc.)?
I must move for a healthier mind and body.
I must move my choices to better ones that don’t use up so many resources, for the tomorrow I leave my children.
I must help others move, in whatever way that is healthy and functional for them.
I must empower others to move with active living, so they drive that car a little bit less, think about planning their travels in a sustainable way, a little bit more.
I move, for tomorrow, for health, for climate change, for cleaner minds, happier hearts, a stronger self, and my children.
This isn’t solely about bikes, or electric cars, or how you work out, or what you eat. It is picking the things you can handle today and starting so you can move, for tomorrow, and then the tomorrow after that.
I move, for tomorrow. For myself, but for you. Push yourself, for your tomorrow.