"I'm not a biker, I just teach it a lot." I reluctantly say that in response to peoples assumptions that I must cycle all around the city and it's my preferred mode of transportation if I enjoy teaching this.
Wrong! *whispers* I dont even own a bike. 🤔
I am a bike instructor because that job actually exists, I know how to ride and I'm quite good at explaining and demonstrating the fundamentals of riding.
More importantly, I discovered biking as an avenue for empowerment.
From my own experience, I understand the embarrasment harbored in -the thousands of adults and teenagers I've come across at classes the past 5 years- lacking skill(s) of things they see everyone else enjoying.
The hesitance to be seen struggling trying or asking for assistance, for fear of ridicule in the truth being revealed. "Its probably too late for me anyway. I should've learned this when I was kid." Yeah ideally you would've learned a long time ago and right now be able to enjoy that feeling of "been there, done that!" That's not your story tho. And that's more than fine. As long as your alive, physically capable and desire is strong, you still have time to learn.
You have the permission to earn that experience. Go get it.