We found ourselves at Washington D.C. in late July this year. My dad lives nearby and suggested we check out the museums in the city! It turns out that the art museum was an excellent choice. Plenty of room and not too crowded. We saw fantastic pieces of art that we wouldn’t have a chance to see in North Carolina, So cool!Read More
We got to go see the atlanta braves at suntrust park! lots to see and lots to share! baseball, food and shops! The battery was a great place to hang out before and after the game!Read More
We found ourselves in Asheville, NC during St Patrick’s day weekend! We had family show us around the various restaurants and hot-spots of Asheville! During our stay we went to Nightbell, Golden Fleece, Posana, High Five Coffee Shop, and The Grove Park Inn! the food was impeccable and we had lots of time to catch up with people we love. This trip was a great reminder of how much we like to travel and have new experiences!
***Best of Trip Award - Posana (an all Gluten-free Restaurant! Right up our alley!)
NODA is an emerging hip neighborhood in charlotte nc. I’ve been told its short for North Davidson St, which is the main drag through the area. NODA has a plethora of restaurants and places to eat. There was no shortage of eateries, breweries and coffee shops. Mackenzie treated me to a surprise birthday trip to Charlotte, and we had a blast hopping from place to place partaking in all NODA has to offer.Read More
Snow is a VERY rare thing at Emerald Isle, NC. It happens about once a generation and when it does it is phenomenally beautiful. Mackenzie took advantage of the weather to get some amazingly unique drone shots of the rare snowy beach.Read More
Taylor from The Oaked Tincture encouraged a blind wheated bourbon taste test from his own expansive collection of various whiskeys while on vacation at Emerald Isle. It didn’t take much convincing from his dad, Scott, and me (my name is Dan). Taylor produced a lineup of bourbons that many dream of and rarely get to taste.Read More
The final video in the Florida series!
This video traces our movements from sarasota Florida to Charleston SC to Emerald Isle NC. Hurricane Irma put a damper on our travel plans but we did the best to turn lemons into lemonade. We saw several different cities along the eastern coast that we hadn’t been to before and got to experience the largest migration of people ever!Read More
The end of the year always lends itself to looking back to see how the last 365 days treated you. I usually take the time to review my goals, celebrate successes and critique what needs improvement.Read More
While the vacation as a whole was somewhat ruined by hurricane irma, the first few days were a blast. We had the beach all to ourselves and were ale to take advantage of the scarce crowds. It was our first time checking out the gulf of mexico, which, as it turns out, is a different type of experience to say, the atlantic ocean?
There were some great shops at St. Armands Circle and nice drinks at the Lido Key Resort bar.
Just Because, and Macaron were great highlights to the first few days, and would receive a healthy recommendation from us as well.
Hope you enjoy the video!
This is a continuation of the previous post detailing the weirdest wedding traditions you likely took part in. My thoughts were so expansive I saw the need for two posts. Take no offense. These are not accusations. Merely observations.Read More
Weddings make up 90 percent of my video editing work. It seems like there isn't a week out of the year where I'm not receiving wedding footage to cut together. So I've become accustomed to the rhythm and traditions of many weddings.
And let me tell you something: Weddings are weird.Read More
This post is my therapy. Hopefully it provides insight and encouragement to those experiencing similarly. I’ve learned to love process, and this is a glimpse into the grieving process, to my grieving process
If you’re friends with me and my wife, it is no secret that we have suffered more than a few miscarriages. A few weeks ago we had another.
This one felt very different though. This one came after developing a plan with the fertility doctor and my wife taking treatments to try and make the pregnancy a healthy one. This after seeing previous doctors about our infertility struggles. This felt like it was final. We can’t have children.
What sort of thoughts swirl through your mind when faced with this reality? What challenges do your core beliefs experience? What plans come crashing down?
Guys, the weeks after our latest miscarriage has been devastating. My wife and I experienced new lows along the way, and have been fighting against depression and anxiety. It's been a battle.
I’m more fatigued these days. I sleep more. I’ve lost interest in many things that brought me joy. I’ve lost motivation to be better, to strive for more, to challenge myself, to achieve goals, because what’s the point?
What’s the point?
And a terrible thing stirring about is the residual guilt that comes from the lack of productivity. No videos, no writing, no creativity. It’s like referred pain in your neck that’s coming from tense muscles in your back. It feels like you can’t do anything about it, even though you know what the problem is. I wish i could just skip ahead a year. Many who feel the same also desire this.
About a month has gone by, and a few counseling sessions later i’m crawling out of the bottom and finding myself on the upswing. I feel less dread. I’m working better. I have God to thank, and my wife to lean on. It hasn’t been lost on my thoughts, but i’m already starting to learn to live with the reality.
Which is what I've learned about experiencing loss. It doesn't hurt any less. You just learn to live with it. There's a new normal now. This normal is a life with 5 kids I'll never know. I'm accepting it more and more with each day. It still makes me sad, but it doesn't mean I can't enjoy what I once did.
The grieving period is a time where its okay to not be 100% operative. It’s okay to be scraping by. It’s okay to be sad, confused, angry. It’s okay to change your routine. It’s okay to get away for a bit. This is normal. People experience it and have experienced it for centuries.
These days I'm doing more of the activities that brought me joy. I'm making videos again. I'm writing. I'm coming up with ideas and learning about real estate. Bit by bit I'm crawling back, ready to get back to it with scars that remind me of where I've been.
There's no shortcut. You have to waddle in it for a while. Cut yourself some slack and live in that moment. There's no way around it, only through it.
Savannah Georgia, Home of sweet tea and sweet potatoes. (not really) A beacon of the south, a diamond in the rough. (?)
We took a trip to Sarasota Florida in September and made a stop in Savannah Georgia on the first day of our travels.Read More
Where I went for college, they didn’t adhere to the typical university lifestyle. To say the least, it was different. But was it worth it?Read More
My wife and I have been discussing our plans for the next year and have suggested some pretty stark changes to our everyday lifestyle. In short, we've been talking a lot about working remotely and traveling... full time.Read More
I find it helpful and insightful to get other peoples experience at different companies. It can give an inside look at how the company treats its employees and what type of environment it fosters for its day-to-day work life.Read More
When you don’t live close to a major league baseball stadium, it can be expensive and time consuming to see major league players live. Sometimes the best you can do is to see a minor league game with highly touted prospects and witness the potential of stardom.Read More
Lots to update you on. Lots to hear. Lots to celebrate.Read More
We decided to hit the road all of 5 miles to stay at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel for the weekend. We knew it was a nice place yet we were still surprised at how great our stay was.Read More
Any action you take on your goals will immediately propel your chances of success skyward. Inaction ensures mediocrity.