image via Bike Portland
For various reasons, I’ve been feeling a bit, well…harried of late. So it was perfect timing when my lovely co-worker Carol sent me this story about Portland mom of six, Emily Finch, who eschewed her car in favor of some bike action. She does 100% of her transportation by bike with her kiddos. It is truly impressive friends. (And just the thing to make me feel like my life is easy and mellow.)
But the best part is how Emily feels about the whole enterprise.
Emily bikes for a simple and somewhat corny reason. It makes her happy. And she and Mitch love the sweet chaos of children and family. “I love my bike,” she insisted repeatedly during our conversation, “I really do. Because it’s changed my life. I can’t really explain it. In the end, my bike just brings me happiness.”
She does it because it makes her happy, lovely yes?