Everyone has a story to share. Everyone. I doubt my story will be any more inspiring then the next person, but I hope through this process I will set free some of the thoughts and ideas that come out of no-where and stay jammed up into my brain driving me nuts -because they won't give up! As my dear friend recently shared with me, "If you have something to say, there is someone that needs to hear it."
So where to start? I have no idea! Maybe a little bit about me? I am a mom. For a long time I forgot my real name, Trina. I had 5 children 8 and younger. Trina left a long time ago and was taken over by a sleep deprived lunatic who functioned at the lowest level of function. To be honest with you I don't really remember much about the first 9 years of our marriage. I was either sick and pregnant or a nursing mom and trying to get sleep. Its all a big blur now. I will recall details but not remember which child was involved in the details! They all run together now! I sit and listen to other moms rattle off details about each child and who did what and when it happened and I sit there and think, man I am loosing it, well basically already lost it, cause I don't remember a thing! But then I realize the mom who is talking has less kids and each are several years apart, and I am quickly reminded - oh ya that's why - she didn't forget her name.
But then my kids grew up. Diapers and boogers are gone (except for our cat who is allergic to himself! Who would have known I would have too wipe snot from a cats nose!). The yells from the bathroom, "wipe me" no longer exist (if they did I would definitely know I have failed as a mom!). I am hearing my name more now, so I am recalling more often - oh yeah I am Trina.
So obviously there is a lot more from that point to today but I won't bore you with those details. My purpose of this blog is to start a avenue where I can share my experiences and my passions. I am a teacher, I love to teach. I love to research a subject and learn new elements that I can apply to my life. I love to be happy. I love to teach about how to be happy. Does that mean I don't have a bad day? My kids will answer that one very honestly. Of course I do! The question is, what do we do with those bad days? Does it define you or does it motivate you?
"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be."