Cammie Rumback is one of those people that you feel really, really lucky to know. I’m finding it difficult to even introduce her here because there’s so much to say. Except, like, the essence of Cammie is something you can’t really describe. You have to just sit with her and soak it in and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Cammie has taught me a lot about the way that I communicate with others–and not because she’s ever come at me like an expert. Just from witnessing the way that she interacts with the world around her and how it responds to her. She’s also inspired a brand new painting style from me–which has, in turn, become my best selling artwork. I feel like maybe I should pay her some kind of finders fee for that.
Anyway, here’s Cammie. I hope you get to cross her path at some point.
How do you want to introduce yourself to these readers?
Hi, I’m Cammie. I’m a 30 year old mother of two. I work as a director at a community mental health center. I’m an advocate for a few things: healthy communication (I’m relatively good at it with everyone but my husband), nonviolence, attachment parenting, and my community – both locally and globally. I’m a cancer survivor. I love the outdoors. I have a pretty good life.
What parts of your life are you finding most rewarding lately?
Kind of everything. I’m very happy right now. I’m one of the odd people that loves to go to work every day. And I’m just genuinely pleased with my little family. I’m healthy too.
What word/ phrase resonates the most in your life?
What does your ideal day look like?
My perfect day would start with coffee and listening to music or watching a tv show alone. Then the kids would get up in a good mood. We’d all mill around the house. Mike and I would sit together and watch them play and talk about how perfect they are. Later we’d all go to the park. The weather would be 75 and clear. Somehow there would be music playing, but not out of my phone or headphones. Like–out of the sky. I’d have some time to myself after that. I’d probably stay at the park or go to a coffee shop to daydream about what nonprofit I want to organize. Then I’d cook a really great, healthy dinner. We’d eat outside. And we’d all go for an evening walk. I’d go to sleep with a bit of a sunburn and dirt under my fingernails.