Here I am, looking at 2009 humbly. I ask myself honestly, do I have what it takes to accomplish my mission with My Alibi? Can I really inspire more women in America to leave their cars in the driveway and ride their bike, even occasionally? Is it just too much to ask? Of them? Of me? Am I a big enough woman to make a difference? Can I really turn my ideas into gold with just pennies? Is it worth the effort, even if I fail?
And then I realize… I can’t fail. If I encourage just one woman to get on a bike, I succeed. Of course, it is going to to take more then that for it to have an impact on our communities, but monetary success is just icing. True, My Alibi will not go on forever without sales to but there is still Hope because the mission is worthy and I believe. If there is an answer, I will find it. I know I can. I believe the world will be a better place if more women discover the joy of riding a bike. 2 blocks, 1 mile, up that hill, it doesn’t matter how long or how fast, but just that we do it. This is why My Alibi will find it’s place in the new America. 2009 is not about letting go, it is about staying true to what you believe. It is about Hope.