COVID 19 and Living the Dream

COVID 19 and Living the Dream

In case you haven’t already realized, let me make it clearer for you, I am a biker, and I love it. I love the freedom, I like the adrenaline, I love weaving through traffic, up and down the hills wining through the curves and the rain, and best of all, I love the fact that it costs me a fraction to move from point A to point B hahahaha. Would you believe me though, if i told you I only learnt how to ride in 2020, yep, September of 2020, right at the heart of COVID. I mean if the world was going to end and we were all going to die, I may as well fulfill the one dream I still had in my control. I mean traveling to Bora Bora was not going to happen due to flight and pocket restrictions.

I have always been fascinated about motorbikes, its a wonder it took me 30+ years, a wife and 2 kids to finally jump on one. Maybe its my mother’s threats off disowning me, or the fact that as a doctor, the emergency room was always filled with persons who had been involved in one motor bike accident or another, with many deaths and disfigurements. As they say, fear of death is indeed powerful motivator, and that’s exactly what it did for me. When colleagues started catching the virus, the scare got ‘realer’ and yep, I decided to jump into the fold.

Of course, I still am a doctor, and so if I was going to jump on a bike, I had to do it right. No cowboy, gang-ho, trial and error learning how to ride. I had to find the best trainers available. You know what they say about making decisions right, its like once you make a decision the universe aligns to give you steps that will get you to that decision.
• Wednesday, I decided I would learn to ride a motorbike
• Thursday, Citi fm invites a Daniel Nii Ashrifie, the foremost motorbike instructor on the Autoshow. I took the number for the Gearshift Academy, called them up, but as fate would have it, I couldn’t afford the fees at that particular time. Sad huh. But wait, there’s more…
• Friday, while having a conversation with a friend of mine, Edzordzi Dzikunu, we got to talking about motor bikes and riding, and more importantly, learning to ride. ‘Ah you want to learn how to ride, my guy is the best instructor, he has been bugging me to come and learn’

And that’s how Edzordzi led me back to Dan Lee and the Gearshift Academy, only this time I didn’t pay anything. hahahaha. I am eternally grateful to Edzordzi and Dan Lee, the Motocheker for giving me this gift.

I guess the lesson here is to decide what you want for your life and back that decision with faith and action.

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Kelvin Owusu, MD
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Kelvin Owusu, MD

Dr. Kelvin Owusu is a Health and Wellness Consultant who, through a holistic approach, helps individuals and groups craft innovative health plans aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles.

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