bruce karsten a quick update

So its been a couple months since I last wrote for SG. A lot has happened in many ways I guess.

I have made good strides forward in feeling better and seem to be coming to grips with depression and how it manifests itself in my day-to-day. The doc is pleased and thinks I’m ready to start doing some counselling – that’s not really my thing to be honest – but I’m willing to give it a go.

My stutter has not gone far – it still hangs around and when things get a little difficult or I’m feeling rough it takes out conversation pretty quickly…

The holidays.

Yes I am working again, we’re a little pressured and some moments felt like I was slipping backwards fast but with my supportive family and friends I had many shoulders to lean on! I won’t deny that sleeping for half a day happened occasionally but knowing why makes it easier to handle…

So my supportive family and friends have once again stood by me and I made a tough decision to step away from a career of 14 years.

After much thinking and deliberating, I have followed a dream and 1st January saw me start my own business, Gravity Cycles. It took a good few months to set up as I took things easy but I’m pleased to have something to focus on work-wise and working with my hands doing something I love has been extremely good.

I can’t thank my friends and family enough for their support and encouragement.

When you’re feeling ‘blue’ it’s good to have a mate or family. Don’t underestimate the importance of relationships – they are a lifesaver!

By the way – I rode today… first time in many months. Don’t know why I haven’t been out but it clicked today.

It was good.
The road was good.
It was cold – but I didn’t care…

I had the road. I had my mates. I laughed. I felt good.

I think I’ll ride again soon…