Emme Champagne

Emme Champagne @emmechamp

ยป Adventurer ยซ ๐ŸŒŽ ยป Barefoot Enthusiast ยซ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ ยป Yogi ยซ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ ยป Wild Child ยซ ๐Ÿ‘น ยป Sharing my raw journey back to wellness ยซ ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป โžก๏ธ @thejourneytowellness

The rope is up! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป I've learned four things so far: (1) my neighbors think I'm INSANE (2) gloves & pants are both essential (3) my technique is absolutely pathetic & (4) I'll never forget the proper form because it's etched (via rope burn) around my ankles & calves ๐Ÿ˜‚ I made it up 14 feet so I did something right ๐Ÿ˜‰
"The sun came out just for you, Em" ๐ŸŒž I have attained what I had deemed unattainable ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป // For the longest time a higher education was out of the question - before I even dropped out of high school & certainly before going back for my diploma. Three & a half years after earning my diploma I hesitantly decided to take one class at a local community college; then two, then three, then full time. Two years after that, here I am, preparing to enter a full time Master's program ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป . . . . . . #capturebaypath #baypathuniversity #theeverydayadventure_ekc #movingon #collegestudent #occupationaltherapy
I've been slowly creating a little cross fit space in my dad's basement for the past several years, starting with my first punching bag at age 16 ๐Ÿ˜ณ But now it's graduated to the woods behind the house ๐Ÿ˜‚ He's starting to enjoy it too but still thinks I'm crazy when I bring home things like a 25-foot long climbing rope ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I swear you'll see the pair of us on Ninja Warrior one day ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป . . . . . #theeverydayadventure_ekc #crossfit #health #fitness #chronicillness #training #spartantraining #valorfitness #spartanrace #climbingrope #climbeverything
After // Muddy & soaked & foamy & sweaty; it was a good race, much more intense than I initially thought! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป . . . . . #theeverydayadventure_ekc #5k #raceday #beforeandafter #foamfest5k #foamfest #muddy #postrace #finishline #finishermedal
Before // They pulled all the four-wheel cars and put them on top of the hill to save space on parking; another Jeep win for Scout! . . . . . #theeverydayadventure_ekc #jeep #wrangler #jeeplife #4wheeldrive #raceday #beforeandafter #foamfest5k #foamfest
I am so excited about this shelf, went to hang it on the wall & almost instantaneously was overcome with emotion, why hang it when I'll just have to take it down & pack it up again? // It has nothing to do with the shelf itself, but I'm beginning to write the next chapter of this life, and it's terrifying. The shock & disbelief has worn off, leaving much uncertainty. Don't get me wrong, I'm still thrilled & there's no way I'd turn this opportunity down, it's just the "how's", the "what if's" & preparations that's taking a toll on my heart โฃ๏ธ In about 100 days, I'll be taking off on a new journey ๐Ÿ—บ It seems like a long time, but I know it's going to fly by; I'm trying to learn to savor the days left instead of counting them ๐Ÿ“† . . . . . #theeverydayadventure_ekc #printerbox #antique #shelf #story #newjourney #apictureisworthathousandwords #newbeginnings #fear #nextchapter #meditation #healing #crystals #incense #crystalhealing #meditationstation #essentialoils #apothacary
If you're wondering how my last undergrad semester is going, I have been carrying around 46 pounds of books for the past week ๐Ÿ˜ณ But according to today's weigh-in (without the books) I've gained back 1.6 pounds since surgery, which is still way under the doc's weight goal, but a step in the right direction ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ . . . . . #theeverydayadventure_ekc #college #textbooks #education #undergrad #student #weighin #goals #health #wellness #nutrition #chronicillness #tubie
This week has beat me ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป It's been a lot of early mornings followed by late nights โœจI've worked many extra hours, had one hell of an adventure, spent time with family & friends, and worked on an ever-evolving project ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป I am exhausted, my homework is unfinished & my to-do list is still a mile long, but my heart is beyond full ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป . . I'll be overwhelmed tomorrow but for now I'm going to sit with & appreciate these past few days โฃ๏ธ
Found a tree to climb up in & take a rest ๐Ÿ˜ด We've walked miles up & down 20 but it's been our most successful Brimfield trip yet ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
It has taken so much effort & planning to figure out how I would be to attend school this semester between taking on more responsibilities at work & home life with a little less support than usual, but I am doing it; my last semester of undergrad ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป But man, it is so worth it ๐Ÿ“š
I love that timehop gives me reminders that I've always had the unnatural urge to climb literally everything & anything possible (even in pjs, in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the night) ๐Ÿ˜‚ Heading back out this weekend ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Maybe I'll find another covered bridge to climb ๐ŸŒ›
Squash noodles ๐Ÿ Nobody really enjoyed them, so good thing I only bought one squash ๐Ÿ˜‚ Ya win some, ya lose some ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
Split my account, so if you're interested in following my raw health journey, listen to my stories & see my answers to the hard questions, check it out โžก๏ธ @thejourneytowellness! Starting off slow, but I've been able to reach out to the right community more effectively through social media versus trying to keep up with a blog โœจ . . . . . . #theeverydayadventure_ekc #advocacy #educate #chronicillness #health #wellness #journey #invisibleillness #raredisease #whoami #introduction #blogging #community #nord #outreach #storytelling
"Like a wildflower, she spent her days allowing herself to grow; not many knew of her struggle, but eventually all; knew of her light." ๐Ÿฆ‹ . . . . . #theeverydayadventure_ekc #hiking #chrysalis #growth #spiritual #butterfly #tree #bark #nature #quote #strength #getoutside #trails #newengland #massachusetts
My body is thanking me for today's hike โ›ฐ Pushing my physical limits & getting back in the game ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
"Life will only change once you become more committed to your dreams than your comfort zone" ๐ŸŒž // It's no secret I love my job, that my work comes from my heart, but it's also no secret that I am eager & ready to move up in my field. But let's be real, college was never in my future; I struggled & eventually dropped out of high school at the age of 15, a decision I immediately regretted. By age 16, I was walking across a stage accepting my diploma. Now at 21, I have been accepted into a competitive bachelor/master combo program, with quite a long waitlist (which I was prepared for). Yesterday I received a phone call that dropped me to my knees - my status has been reviewed, I was being offered to jump the waitlist & start next semester with an academic scholarship, of course I can't turn that offer down ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have been sobbing, out of pure excitement & disbelief, for the past 24 hours trying to process this ๐Ÿ˜ญ
Quatervois: "a crossroads; a critical decision or turning point in one's life" ๐ŸŒฟ // Gotta just hike it out tonight ๐Ÿ˜ฌ But look at those greens ๐Ÿ˜ . . . . . #theeverydayadventure_ekc #explore #hike #grounding #healing #trails #greens #linguistics #crossroads
Ella living her best life ๐Ÿถ And me, eager to get my nervous energy out ๐ŸŒ€ A walk under the dark blue of dusk is always a win-win ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
I never thought this desk would be done in time for school to start but I am totally digging it ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป // This picture tells so many stories; the desk - I built it myself with cabinets from IKEA, plywood & balsa wood; the wall - my first ever Pinterest inspired project at the age of 13; the yoga ball - because I can't focus in a chair; the tiny Swedish flag - hanging in a hole that I accidentally put in the wall; the prayer flags; the camera collection; & most of all, the mess ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ // But it's all falling together - until I take it apart in a few months time & move it all halfway across the state ๐Ÿ˜‚