Why I love riding my bike

The first thing I wanted for my blog was a logo that embodied me and symbolised what ‘your sis nis’ is all about.

What instantly came to mind was a picture me on my bike, and thus my logo was born.

I started riding my bike in grade 3 to and from school, and since then it has evolved to mean something very close to my heart.

What I love about cycling is not really the moment I get to my destination. It’s the ride itself that I love the most.

It makes me think about this thing called life: I don’t know what destination Allah has planned for me, I don’t always know what I want or need, I don’t know what I’m capable of, or what tomorrow looks like. The uncertainty makes me confused and anxious. Sometimes, it really scares me.

But when I’m on my bike, pedalling, pushing forward, panting up hills and rolling down others, the worries that I’m covered in soon disappear and I’m free to enjoy the ride, to appreciate my journey in life, the downs and the ups, the bends and turns, the distractions and the guidance along the way.

That’s why being a Muslim brings so much peace to my heart. I just have to try, sincerely for Allah, and leave the results with Him.

I just want to be able to say that I kept pedalling forward. That I tried to follow His path. That I’m really sorry for the times I didn’t. That I really wanted Him to be happy with me. I want to show him how desperate I am to be in Paradise.

I just want to meet you, Allah.

So yeah, I guess you can say that riding my bike is my happy place 🙂 and I want to take you with me on this ride so I don’t have to do this alone. We can laugh, cry, celebrate, and listen to one another on this journey together.

Will you join me?

-your sis Nis

just me on my bike

My logo was created by the super talented Carla McRae. Support local artists!


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