So I expect you’re wondering where Holstee features in all of this. Well I’ve always loved writing and as part of my recovery from my stroke I started to write a lot. I also started to research inspirations and positive mantras. This is when I found Holstee. Fully inspired I decided to write about things that made me feel good… like family adventures, childhood innocence, outdoor life, cool stuff, surfing and camping… and it’s the Holstee manifesto that’s helped me keep going through it all. Now I’ve even set up my own website -Inspired Camping - to pull it all together into one place and share what keeps the sun shining in my life. And in respect to Holstee I developed my own inspiring camping mantra to help others on their own journey… one that leads directly from Holstee.
A year after my stroke I published a surf, beach, adventure novel called Beach Potato. This was important for me as it has secret messages in it for my kids. Its important for me to know they’ll be able to hear my voice if I leave the stage early.
I suppose it just goes to show that adversity is always there… it’s up to us how we choose to overcome it!
Thank you Holstee for your part in my story.
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