Archive for April, 2014

Last night I was browsing through the traffic stats on my blog, and going into some of my older posts which had been viewed, and I realised something…

It felt like a dream going through the posts of Keanu, Brandon and countless others in my “medical, death and accident” categories. The rants I had on child safety after treating countless broken little boys and girls, the emotional posts of terrible cases and the horrors that humans do to each other, and trying to sum it all up in my last post as an operational paramedic https://carlsstuff.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/the-winds-of-change/

I remember every case I have been on in all my years, and yet, having been at EA for 3 years, it feels like a lifetime ago. In fact, almost like it wasn’t me at all, but rather viewing my memories as a 3rd person.

I vowed never to return to the road, and yet I find myself sitting with an emptiness that can’t be filled. Looking back then, and reflecting now, as illogical at it seems, I am a mirror image in a parallel universe that is so different, should we ever meet face to face, we would pass each other without a second glance.

It was a world where my doppelganger found love, experienced sadness, felt pain, witnessed nightmares and dreamt the past. In this world, I have found a passion and purpose in the boardroom which is challenging and rewarding, and ever still, the two worlds threaten to collide and become one.

Perhaps a cosmic collision is required to reduce the black hole. One never knows as we plod on in our diverse altered realities.

More of my favorites

Posted: April 15, 2014 in Erin, Family, Photography

Here are a few more of my favorite photo’s from our family photo shoot… Fr more info about Jeanette’s photography, go to http://www.jeanetteverster.com/

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Our photo’s have been delivered from our family shoot with my sister, Jeanette. http://www.jeanetteverster.com/2014/03/carls-family-photoshoot-in-a-park/ and wow, they are incredible !! Jeanette truly is an outstanding photographer.

So here is just a taste of my favourites… There are so many, I’m going have our house full of prints

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I really love this one..it epitomises Erin’s attitude completely

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The Warrior lasses…

Posted: April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

The “Flaming S.K.A.N.K.S” from Crossfit Flaming Heart (our second home it seems)http://crossfitflamingheart.com/ decided that the Open this year was a bit too boring, so they entered the Warrior Race http://www.warrior.co.za/ . A tough obstacle course race with over 7000 competitorsImage

….Some team prep….

 

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… a few selfies….

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The team all amped and ready to hit the course

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Damned well done ladies… !!!