When my Life & the Stars collide (Pt. 46)

horoscope-aries-tattoo-designSource: Halifax Metro, It’s All In The Stars by Francis Drake

This afternoon is an excellent time for business and commerce. Trust your moneymaking ideas. Business-related travel is likely. Enjoy!”

Today (my day off) started off all business and I kinda like it that way. I put a lot of hours in but I also love my job and I love our customers. For readers that are not familiar with what I do. I am the Manager of a bike shop. As in bicycles. And I spent this afternoon caring for one of our customers. Making sure our customers get what they need and what they want is my specialty. And today I had the pleasure of delivering satisfaction out of a situation that could have otherwise been very disappointing. And we saved the customer some money, plus a little upgrade on the side.

Business Travel is very likely, all travel these days is for business lol. I did a fair bit of walking today and it felt great. The sun is coming out and it’s warming up here. I’ve been running a little on the side and I’m feeling the itch to get back on my bike. That’s not the kinda travel I’m dreaming of though 🙂

My Employer and Specialized Bicycles will be sending me to California in July to visit the Headquarters of all things “Specialized” … This is literally a lifelong dream of mine, to visit the North American hub of cycling. California is home to some of the largest bike & accessory designers/suppliers in the world. Literally candy land for a gearhead and brand addict like me.

Francis Drake, you were bang on today 😉


Aries; Bike Shop love

When my Life & the Stars collide (Pt. 34)

horoscope-aries-tattoo-designSource; horoscope.com | May 31, 2015

Today you might be with friends who want to go out on the town and spend money. Shopping, eating in fancy restaurants, or going to dance clubs could be in their plans. This is fine, Aries, as long as you don’t get caught up in the excess. Find a happy medium between spending too much and acting like a party pooper.

Today… I worked in the bike shop alone. And it was BLISS lol. I fixed bikes, built bikes, worked a bit on my race ride. I did NOT want to go out on the town. At the end I just wanted to go home. I’ve not had a day off in over four weeks. But honestly when I’m in the shop, days off don’t matter. That expression, “do something you love and ya never work a day in your life” is pretty solid. I find the hours fly by at work.

I like to get out with my friends from time to time don’t get me wrong. Since turning 31 and cleaning up my lifestyle during three years of recovery… I live more of a purist lifestyle now. I don’t drink excessively, never have been an excessive shopper and never have really enjoyed going to dance clubs.

I like to share new experiences with my friends. So I pick up beers for the shop from time to time, I seem to be making good friends with my co-workers which is nice. We get out to ride together and hopefully my network will grow deep into the cycling community here in Halifax. I can make even more friends!

Everything feels good right now. Riding the Happy Medium!