Robyn Elliott, the astounding owner of Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (the #1 Outdoor Activity in Atlanta, according to Trip Advisor), took this photo of me last week when we were Traveling at the Speed of Bike together. And now, hey, there I am, on the About Us page of her company’s website! I’ve been rolling with her team for a few months now, and now the bio on the website and the biz cards (I’m a Happiness Officer!) put the icing on the cake.
By the way, I’m in front of a very small part of a magnificent new mural (see the full mural here) that’s part of Off the Wall, a legacy public art project that’s a partnership among the WonderRoot arts organization, the City of Atlanta, and the Super Bowl 53 Host Committee. I’ll be researching and riding around to cover more of that story in the coming months, so stay tuned.
As I close out 2018, I have to pinch myself. I am heading into my third year of getting paid to ride my bike (!), after being hired as a bike educator for the City of Decatur in 2016 and 2017 (see my Bonus Resources for a free Seniors on Trikes template for your city), and releasing my book in 2017 (digitally— currently available for less than a latté through December) and 2018 (paperback). If you can dream it, you can live it. Despite it seeming like the world is going to hell in a hand basket all around us, life can be fun.
After a really enjoyable marketing communications/journalism career in New York City and Atlanta, I’m digging my “encore career” options and am continually looking for positive opportunities to share my passion and expertise with people (from around the world and close to home) exploring the ever-changing city of Atlanta, as well as companies needing to tell stories about our changing world (writing is the air I breathe, so that will always be part of my mix). As always, I continue to trust the journey. Let’s ride.