I believe everyone has something to say… that an average person’s thoughts and life are actually important and meaningful.

And even though I  sometimes feel as though I will explode if I don’t share mine,  no one HAS to actually listen.  If you don’t want to read what I feel compelled to share, you can ignore me.  It’s a win-win situation.

So, with that said, welcome to my blog: the ramblings of a woman working full-time in the health and human services field while dealing with a husband with strange work hours, a son in college, a daughter in high school, a gigantic German Shepherd named Rodney, a neurotic cat named Skitty, a killer cat named Artemis, and a compulsive desire to ride her bike.

I invite you to join me in this adventure that we only get to experience once.

  1. Hoping this is right.

  2. oops forgot to check the boxes

  3. Alright…another cyclist online…glad to have found you.

    Be encouraged!…from another cyclist.

  4. Love your honesty. And you’re not trying to sound overly-intelligent. I like realness:)

  5. Trina, I love your lessons from life and following your journey. Thanks for always making me smile, think and explore more with your words. I have nominated you for a Gargie Award, you can check it out here: http://walking4air.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/and-the-gargie-award-goes-to/

  6. Angie Callahan

    Hi Trina, my name is Angie Callahan and I have been chosen to speak before the Board of Education, Kanawha County, West Virginia on behalf of the many parents and teachers regarding the tirade of one Pam Stenzel at George Washington High School last Tuesday. I would like to incorporate your words of a real sex educator into my presentation. Of course, I will give the credit to you! I am working fast and furious on my presentation, and have to submit it this evening! I hope you are able to respond to me today! Thanks so much!

    Kind Regards,

  7. While meandering through some bicycling blogs, I happened upon “365 Reasons to Smile”. I must say, although not every physical experience may be the same as you describe.. while riding, every emotional experience is the same as you describe. Very enjoyable reading.. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. Hi….Great job….your blog site looks really awesome..how do you do all this!!!…I will have to catch up with reading…….love your picture too! kathryn

  9. Hi Trina. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. I’ve been enjoying your blog for quite awhile and think it’s excellent. I’ve posted about the nomination on my blog here: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/yippee-accepting-the-versatile-bloggers-award/
    Best wishes,

  10. Hi Trina!
    I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award. You can click here for the details: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/accepting-the-premio-dardos-award/ xx Rowena from Beyond the Flow.

  11. I agree with you! Everyone has something important to say. Thanks for being a part of this writing community. I’m glad I stumbled on your blog again.

  12. Why does your cat want to ride a bike? And do you have any background in education?

    • She’s a very strange cat! Nope – I have a masters degree in social work but no experience in education. Which is why I wouldn’t ever consider thinking I was qualified to take a position in education!

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