I have a special treat for you! Today is my first in a series of interviews done with some talented blogging baseball wives! My first guest is one you may have heard me mention before, as we lived together for about six months last baseball season. I’m always waiting for her next blog post because she has a very captivating way of writing. Her beautifully written words always leave me feeling inspired and uplifted, and occasionally make me laugh really hard (just read her post on cat walking)! So without further ado, please meet Camille Campins-Adams.
Current organization: New York Yankees
Years in baseball: Drafted by the Yankees in 2008 making this our 5th year of professional baseball.
Do you travel with your husband?: Yes
How long have you been traveling with him and what are the best/worst things about it?: This will be my second year on the road. There are far more positives than negatives, most importantly, being able to be together throughout the year; Above all else that is the most critical aspect of traveling. I would say the only negative is living off of one income. Being on the road, you either have to stop working altogether or get creative with how you can contribute to your household income. For me, this has been the biggest challenge, but the benefits far outweigh the minor adjustments needed to make it work.
Tell us a little about YOU (not the hubby!): I graduated from the University of Miami (Florida) in December of 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. I majored in Marketing and minored in Exercise Science. I have been a licensed realtor in Florida since 2006 but ever since going on the road I have had to hang up the license – even if only for a short while. I am a vegan and huge animal lover. David and I travel with our 70 LB mutt and our three black cats. Traveling with the animals is a challenge but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Why did you start your blog?: I have always had a passion for writing but I had a hard time finding a topic interesting enough to blog about. When I realized that writing about my experiences as a baseball wife would be a natural fit and could help other ladies, I took the leap.
Tell me about your blog: My blog is really just an outlet for me. I am a very emotional and expressive person and it is a great way to get all my feelings off my chest. Although I love sharing a lot about our lives there is definitely a whole lot I prefer to keep private so I try to keep my posts lighthearted. On occasion, I do write some pretty profound posts that will take you for a ride through this roller coaster of a life.
Best advice for other baseball ladies: Let go and let God. Despite all the blessings that accompany the baseball life, it has its challenges. As physically draining as it can be, it is far more emotionally draining than anything. When I started traveling with David my eyes saw things and my ears heard things I had never even imagined. I have learned to stay focused on ourselves and not allow the outside world or its opinions effect us. We count our blessings every day and trust that God has a plan for us. So much happens in this life that is out of our control, so we have to focus on what we can control and hand everything else to God.
You can visit her and leave her some love at her blog, www.camillecampinsadams.com .