TrinaMy name is Trina and I live with my wonderful husband and two lovely children in a little town in southern Ontario. I have a busy life. I work full-time during the day and part-time as a chauffeur in the evenings and on weekends as my kids are now old enough for extra-curricular sports and activities. This fall I’m going to be doing some volunteer work in my community. This summer I’m taking a course. All I can say is thank goodness for our cleaning lady. I really love her.

I was diagnosed with MS in 2009. I was 34. I’ve since struggled to find the right words to describe that time. I don’t know if I’ll ever find any. It was dark. Needless to say, it has been a long and bumpy road from there to here. To get to a place where I can live in the moment and enjoy today, where I’m not so consumed with the future…it hasn’t been easy. Two years later I finally feel like I can move forward with this thing. Well, most days anyway.

I know that I can no longer consider myself a “youth” and even to say “young adult” might be stretching it. Nonetheless I’m so excited to be here, to have the opportunity to write and share my stories and experiences. MS is a lonely disease. I know of people with MS, but I don’t know anyone with MS. This is one of the reasons I’m looking forward to being part of this community. I look forward to learning with you, journeying with you and being inspired by you. I can’t wait.

I’ve loved reading all the quotes on the other blogger bios, so here is one from Michael J. Fox that helps me stay in the present: “If you get caught up in [thinking about] the worst case scenario and it doesn’t happen, then you’ve wasted your time. If you get caught up in the worst case scenario and it does happen, you’ve lived it twice.”

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