7 Pioneer Secrets You Won’t Learn in School

Growing up, my dad often gave us history lessons as we drove through cities or while on vacation. His “history” was full of outrageous stories that made us children peal with laughter and beg for more.

Today, I decided to put mimic my father and give y’all a delightful lesson in history that you won’t find in any of the books. I hope this video brings you some joy, and if you feel inclined to share it with your friends, that would be amazing. ūüėČ

 

 

Switching on my Brain

This morning the wind is howling across the barn roof that towers above me into a peek. I sit in my little loft nest, sipping my coffee, reading my Bible, praying, and soaking in yet another day of unexpectedness.

It’s been a journey for me.

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I’ve had to deal with attitudes that I didn’t even realize I¬†had. Attitudes that I thought I’d left behind years ago. The last couple of weeks have included crying, throwing internal fits, and working hard to figure out what in the¬†world¬†is going on with me.

The answer is¬†A bunch of stuff. There’s not an easy, cut and dried answer, but thankfully as I’ve pondered and prayed I’ve been able to slowly bring my attitude back to where it should be. Because¬†something that I’ve long been working on learning in my daily life is that my circumstances don’t control my attitude, I do. My attitude is my responsibility no matter if everything’s going well, or my world is falling apart.

I’ve also been reading the book¬†Switch on Your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf, and working through her 21-day brain detox where I learn to rewire how I think and react to certain situations. It’s been really eye-opening to sit and ponder what I¬†really¬†think about a situation, compare it with the truth, and then choose the truth as my internal dialog.

On the brighter side, I’ve been having tons of fun working on my short vlogs.

I didn’t¬†plan¬†to post another vlog so soon. But since the idea was waving at me, shouting my name, and begging me to film it, I thought¬†Why Not? and so yesterday was another vloggy day in the life of Lydia.

Introducing The Camper Dweller?

Ever since I moved to my camper I’ve wanted to get back into vlogging. But, ya know, sometimes it takes something like being quarantined to get me into gear.

 Introducing The Camper Dweller

The good news is, this time I’m doing something with my vlogs that I always wanted to do. See, talking fast is something I enjoy. Watching YouTubers who talk fast is also something I enjoy. Yet when I started vlogging I felt like I had to be reasonable with my talking speed.

But that reasonableness has gone out the door and boy am I having fun! (Click the link above to watch it.)

Reading Update

Happy Friday, folks! I hope you’re having a fantastic week. My week has been crazy (just like the last few months), so even though I read the books that I wanted to this week, I wasn’t able to film about them, so instead, a reading update. Enjoy!

Would You Rather?

Currently, I am…

-Working on getting His and Hers Shower invitations out in the mail for a wedding I’m in a few weeks from now
-Trying to get a vlog uploaded for next week cause I’m in a wedding on Friday the 31st so #busy
-Watching the cloudy sky hoping it doesn’t rain before Chadwin and I can hang out together cutting grass
-Eating a late breakfast (early lunch?) of totally delicious leftovers
-Hoping I’m correctly prioritizing what emails/texts/phone calls to make when and where
-Wanting to take a nap

What are you up to today?

Before We Were Yours

This week was a bit of a sporadic one for me. I had an out-of-state funeral to go to and I wasn’t exactly sure when I was going to leave for it. I ended up leaving on Wednesday right after getting home from work so I could travel with my brother – hence the reason why I didn’t end up filming this vlog until today.

In today’s vlog I get to talk about one of my favorite books I’ve read/listened to in 2018. Have you ever read Before We Were Yours? If so, I’d be delighted to hear your thoughts.

Judging a Book by Its Cover (A Game I Made)

To say I’m super excited about this week’s vlog would be an understatement in the extreme. Folks. I came up with a game that I can’t wait to share with y’all. The idea came to me as I was driving home from work yesterday, and you should totally check it out. Enjoy!

Also, Happy August!

(SAY WHAT?!?)