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After a few days, and a successful needle aspiration to relieve his pneumothorax, Cole was able to transition from the CPAP to high-flow air. Oh, how amazing it was to know our sweet boy's lungs were healing, and how special it was to be able to see his face! Once the swelling in his face went down and he was able to open his eyes, he spent so much time calmly looking around, soaking up his surroundings. Such an observant little guy already! While he has a pretty mellow disposition, he showed his feistier side by constantly pulling out his nasal cannula. Such a strong boy!
"Now far ahead the road has gone,
and I must follow, if I can,
pursuing it with eager feet,
until it joins some larger way
where many paths and errands meet
and whither then? I cannot say."
—J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
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Sydney is getting HOT! We've got a list of things you should do when you visit Sydney and Kayaking in Manly is right on top! 👌 Photo from @manlykayakcentre get out there on the water 🐠 #captaincookcruises#adventurelife
I taught a class tonight and I didn't (don't) feel great about it. My practice feels forced right now, and so my teaching does too. I don't know when (if) I'll start to feel normal again, but I guess this is all part of the process.
Career is a word that still scares me. Maybe because I'm an artist and unconventional. But until I became a coach, I honestly felt like I'd never have a true path for a career. Even the thought of that brings back the feelings of stress and depression that I used to feel surrounding the "W" word - Work. ~~~
Ten years ago, even five years ago, if you would have told me I would be finding my tribe, my purpose and happiness through what I do for work, I would have never believed you. Happiness in a long-term job or career wasn't something I thought possible. And I tried so hard to push people away and do everything on my own and do it my way. I thought that was easier and would save me from disappointment and pain. In the end it only caused that. We are not created to be alone in this world. ~~~
Being a part of a team and my tribe means something! I wake up daily feeling blessed that I get to make a difference in at least one person's life that day. I cannot express how grateful I am to those who have joined me and to those who support who I am today! I get to show up for myself by showing up for others. Day by day I get closer to my goals and help others do the same. I am fulfilled and at peace doing something I love - I get to freakin' help people! As my job! ~~~
I finally see a glimpse of freedom after my 31 years of life. Financial freedom, freedom from aches and pains, freedom from mental health issues, freedom from feeling incapable or unqualified to fight for my dreams, freedom from obesity and health issues. Some day I will be able to create the schedule I want to live by and do it all! And I will work to get what I want and not waste my life in a cubicle. I cannot wait for nature to be my office. ~~~
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We have been feeling super mountainous lately (if that's even a word?) 🏔
Anywho, we have cranked out 5 of these bad boys in the past 2 days! These being the smaller sizes but needless to say we are super stoked with the different tones we were able to incorporate!
We will share some of the different pieces we were able to finish over the next few days before the GIVEAWAY is over!
Be sure to head to our page @werrellwoodworks to enter! 🎉🎉 Dimensions 32"x18" & 36"x20"
This photograph still makes my heart sink and brings tears to my eyes, but it is part of Cole's story. Now having our sweet boy home with us, growing stronger by the day, makes these darker moments easier to share. After being transferred to the NICU for respiratory distress a few hours after birth, Cole spent several days on a CPAP machine to assist with his breathing while his lungs continued to mature and heal. Seeing your child swollen, struggling, and buried beneath a mass of tubes and wires is gut-wrenching, but we are forever grateful for this technology and for the amazing and skilled NICU staff who worked so hard to help our Cole heal.
Today I have accepted that we're in the mountains. I have accepted that it's ok that there aren't any restaurants or cafes to walk to, it's ok that it's so quiet I want to scream, and it's ok that the nearest grocery store is 10 miles away (that's really far us city kids). It's all ok! Because now I can hear the wind move through the trees. And when it's not windy, there's dead silence and that's ok too 😬😂👍🏻 This has been the most difficult transition I've had moving back in to our motorhome. I have realized that silence and too much quietness is a scary thing for me. All because it forces me to rest. And slow down. And I find so much comfort in chaos that it's not normal. But it's allllll ok. It's ok. Thank you Jesus for nature and rest(lessness). Ha! ;)
If you ask me how crazy this past month has been, there are no words. Between returning back for my final semester at UF, studying for my fundamentals of engineering certification exam, dealing with Hurricane Irma, and organizing job interviews as I figure out what I’m going to do in my next phase of life, it’s been wild. In all the craziness, I got to photograph and video my sorority’s Bid Day event. It was bittersweet to say the least, as I slowly let go of college but seek joy in my future. Click on the link in my bio to see the video and get excited about the blog post to come later this week. 📸 #EmilyStaubusPhoto
Spending the day watching this little peanut while momma takes a rest ❤ Thankful today and every day that I can cuddle this babe and still get some work done right from this spot if I wanna 🙌🙌 Good news is, this opportunity is available to anyone who wants it 🙄
If Shaw had his way this is how we'd spend almost ALL our free time (and likely how he's planning future family vacations with our someday children). Give him an old VW van (or Sprinter van...don't get me started on that discussion), station wagon, or jeep and nothing but beautiful land ahead of him in his windshield and he's in heaven. Also I'm pretty sure he'd spend the whole trip drinking coffee (duh) and eating only Ritz crackers and peanut butter. 😂 PS This postcard is from @ladybirdatlanta in Atlanta where we used to live. If you're ever in ATL check them out and order the spatchcock and the punch bowl!