This morning I left my apartment to cycle to work, only to find that my beloved bike had been stolen (lock snapped off the rack). Upset, I had no other choice but to walk to work along the narrow footpath beside the river. During this I spotted three men all on bikes, one of which was mine. Before I considered how foolish this was, I shouted ‘hey!’ to grab their attention and all three quickly cycled over surrounding me. The thief of my bike was missing 4 of his front teeth and (no exaggeration) had a tear drop tattoo under his eye, they all looked rather unfriendly. It was at this moment I knew I was in trouble. I tried to stay calm and said hesitantly ‘you’re on my bike’. The thief looked at me and then down at the bike. To my amazement he spoke English and replied ‘what?’, he wasn’t looking too pleased. In my knee high boots and leather jacket, I stood my ground but I kept the tone friendly. I smiled at him ‘you’re on my bike and I really need it to get to work’ (notice how I didn’t say ‘you took’). Suddenly his expression changed and he didn’t look like he was going to punch me but actually began smiling. Getting off my bike and handing it to me, he said ‘I’m sorry’. I couldn’t believe it!!!! I smiled and replied ‘it’s OK’ and I cycled off, in utter amazement. What!!!!!!!! ⠀ ⠀ I decided that I didn’t want to argue because these guys obviously live in the same area and I’m sure I will see them again. I don’t recommend this tactic as it was very potentially dangerous however I am inspired now to see that if you give people the chance to be good, they may still take it. This is possibly the craziest morning of my life!
Yesterday I set myself a crazy goal to cycle all the way to St Anne’s Canyon, which would be a 100KM round trip. I had no data on my phone so no google maps or French translator but I decided this would all be part of the adventure! It was going to be one big lesson. After an exciting 50km through some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever cycled in, my destination was closed 😂⠀ Amazingly I was not upset, I thought it was the funniest thing ever!! Whether the park was open or not it still had become the most incredible day and I ended up achieving a 100km cycle with a smile on my face till the very end! It was a beautiful reminder to enjoy the journey so then no matter what your destination, you will have always achieved something.⠀ Yesterday when I got back home I didn’t ache, I wasn’t exhausted I was just SO happy. I did it!!!! 😁
Anyone else looking forward to the weekend!?⠀ ⠀ As much as I love training, 9 hours a day is extremely exhausting! My body cant wait for a day off 😍⠀ ⠀ 📸: @storm_photography__
Exactly one month ago today I was high above the clouds in Cape Town creating a memory I now treasure. Just 30 days later, 4 countries and 3 continents I find myself in Quebec, still climbing mountains and living one hell of an adventure. It’s not until you look back that you realise how quickly time flies. May it be a reminder to fill each moment with valuable memories! 📸: @ruanviv - what an epic day that was 🙂
Apologies for the radio silence! The last few days have been more intense then expected - in a good way. I’ve been training 9 hours + and achieving goals I never thought were possible. At night my abs are so sore they are practically pulsating and my shoulders are developing new muscles from all the handstands. I’m surrounded by incredibly talented and encouraging artists who make me want to train harder and dream even bigger. All I can say is this is the most happy and focused I’ve ever felt! Quebec, I love you!💙🏹 📸: @yoyoderunes
Let’s say in ten enquiries, only three get pencilled. Out of those three enquiries sometimes only one actually happens. When a job ‘falls through’ I always feel disheartened, frustrated or in worse cases, like changing my path. But occasionally there will be one job that comes through, actually solidifies and then all the pains are completely forgotten and you remember exactly why you got into this industry. Today is exactly that - as I sit on the plane departing for Canada, in utter disbelief because the job I wanted the most is now a reality. I will be living in Quebec until September, performing for @flipfabrique newest production, in a stadium (yes!!!!) directed by the same director of JOYÀ (Cirque Du Soleil). Don’t let the difficult moments deter you from your dreams. I can’t believe this is actually happening!!!
Life is like a handstand - balance comes to those who practice.
How to make sure you get an even tan 🤪 missing that Australian sunshine!