snow storms, obstacles, new things coming…

Hello all!   How is everyone doing today?  My day has been a little crazy, but honestly, not that bad.  Where I live at in Indiana, we got about 6 inches of snow today!!  It started right around 5am and snowed for almost 12 hours straight.  I drove to work at 8:30 this morning, and there were no roads that were clear!!  I was amazed that not even the roads in town weren’t really treated. I had 2 employees call off/I told them to just stay safe.  I chose to close the store only 2 hours after we had opened.  We had 2 customers the whole time, and not even made $50.  I’m thankful that I work for a company that values our safety more than the profit they didn’t make on a day like today.  I took my time coming home, however, the roads were still covered and the wind started to pick up.  Something I’m not really used to, is the snow drifts that happen here because of the wind and flat lands.  So the roads were starting to drift pretty badly.  My drive is half country roads and the were not the prettiest, but really, none of the roads were the prettiest today!

So once I made it home safe, I make a quick lunch and watched some TV with my husband.  Then we decided it was time to get out there and start shoveling our driveway, it took about 2 hours with both of us shoveling.  It was just so quiet (minus the sound of the shovels) and peaceful with all the snow falling around us.  I have a coworker who constantly complains about the snow, winter, the cold, all of that, and she complains constantly.  It’s the most annoying thing in the world, if you hate winter that much, then move please…. Okay, I’m getting off topic.     I just thought the snow was SO pretty today!  Yeah, driving in the snow, is not my first thing I want to do, and it’s all about safety, hence me closing the store early, but it wasn’t all that bad.

Well that was my morning, after we shoveled snow, I made my husband’s favorite soup, and it was delicious if I do say so myself!  I’m just in bed now and reflecting on what this year is going to bring for me.   There are a few things that I’m SO excited for, and there are a few things that’s I’m just taking one step at a time, and moving past certain obstacles.  I won’t go into to much details really, but I’m finishing something I’ve been putting off for awhile, and working on that at the moment. It’s not hard, it’s just a lot of steps involved that I did not know were a thing until just tonight, so I am at a standstill tonight.  It is what it is.  I’m just going with the flow and not stressing out.

On Tuesday, I have a video coming out on my YouTube channel that I am SO excited for!! It’s seriously going to be one of the biggest videos on my channel to date, second to my wedding video!  I’m just so so excited to share with everyone!! Life is getting so exciting this year, and it’s only the beginning of the year!!  Okay, I told want to say to much, I’ll see you guys on Tuesday!! 🙂

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~xoxo Seneca

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I’ve been trying to figure out ALL week what I wanted to write about.  It’s not that I didn’t want to write a post this week, but I think, like everything, I get super overwhelmed because there are SO many different things I want to write about.   But instead of writing about one of those 20 or so things I thought about writing about, this is just probably going to be super random.

I’m trying to find some good writing music and I’m failing… I even looked up blog playlists on Spotify.  I haven’t found anything good yet.  Speaking of Spotify, hopefully the same day this goes live, I’ll have my newest YouTube video up on my channel which is about exposing my Spotify!  I’m excited to share this one.  I put a poll out on my twitter asking if people want to see the ending, and how it gets really real at the end despite it being a fun video.  Everyone responded yes to that, so I’m leaving that footage in there.  I mean, hey, it’s part of who I am, and I want to be as genuine and real on my channel as possible. 🙂

I’ve been in a funk lately…it’s ties back to my post from last week.  I’m feeling even more drawn to these new adventures and opportunities.  I MUST continue to pray and listen to what He has for me.  His was is best, always.  I’m one to get very excited over things and love giving it my all, I hate when I have to split things.  Ron Swanson or Leslie Knope, someone off parks and rec once said “Don’t half ass two things, whole ass one”.  I try not to cuss much if at all, but I think that quote has some truth behind it.  I cannot spread myself too thin between all my projects/work I have.  I definitely need to get better at balancing it all.

Tomorrow is Sunday, (whoo Saturday night blogging!) and I’m excited!  It really feels so long since last Sunday and I feel like I barely remember anything that happened from this week!  I’m excited for Sunday, but I go into work at 3, and just the fact that I don’t have unlimited time after church will hinder a lot of my day.  I am just horrible when it comes to thinking about that type of stuff.  On days where I don’t work until 1 in the afternoon, I psych myself out and I convince myself I can’t start anything or invest too much in a project because I have no time to work on it.  Even if I wake up at like 8am. I hate the feeling of being rushed, but I feel I do it to myself.

I’d like to start doing some challenges to myself just to see how they go.  I watched a YouTube video from a twitter acquaintance the other day, and it was about her waking up at 5am every day!  It was intense, poor thing she looked so sleepy, but good for her for being dedicated and getting things done!  You can watch her video here.  That’s something I want to do!!  I need to be better at a lot of things.  Like for instance, maybe on day challenge myself to do two major things off my cleaning list, or just force myself to put away the clean dishes in the morning right when I get up, or force myself to wash the dishes right away after dinner instead of waiting until the next day or something like that?  I don’t know, part of my is just rambling right now.  Sorry, for the randomness…I knew when I started this blogging adventure, I would treat it like a journal on occasion…this is definitely one of those occasions.

*Update-I found good music to listen too! :)*

The word rebrand isn’t the word I’m looking for when it comes to my YouTube channel, but I definitely want to change things up a bit.  I would like to change my cover art for my channel home page.  I would like to get an intro created for every video.  I also should probably redo my channel trailer, I made it in January of this year, so it sill says stuff about getting engaged and I feel it’s outdated now??  I truly just wish I could give YouTube 100% and be completely focused on that, and take the extra day to edit more precisely or be able to take the time to learn a more advanced editing program (although I really do love iMovie!)  It’s just so much fun to me, and I love that my subs have been going up and I have 3 or 4 videos with over 150 views!  That’s so unreal to me! 🙂

I also need to create THE video, the video I just haven’t made yet.  For multiple reasons, but like I said before, I want to be as open and honest about who I am on my channel, and something happened almost 9 years ago, that I’m finally ready to talk about and discuss on my channel.  I went to college for psychology and I just love to help people and I feel that what I went through at such a young age, and how it’s effected me throughout the past 9 years can really help others.  I hope so at least.

*sigh* it’s 10:47pm right now, and I should go to bed.  I did move upstairs so I could sit comfortably in bed to write this and just focus.  I would love an unlimited supply of hot apple cider right now and be surrounded by like 1000 more pillows and just write and create.  BUT my husband just came to bed and he’s all chatty lol My work schedule really hinders us spending time together on a regular basis.  I’m not always 9-5:30, like I said before I’m sometimes 1-9:30….and then poor Matt has to get up pretty early for work, so he needs to go to bed early, so he’s either in bed when I get home or we have maybe 2 1/2-3 hours of hangout time before he needs to go to bed.   I try to go to bed when he does, not for any particular reason, but I feel bad he has to get up early, so I feel I’m being supportive in some way?  Gosh, I’m rambling SO badly right now, so I guess I should sign off.  I do appreciate you listening to my rambles! If you’re still here!  🙂

Tomorrow is going to be a long day…we have a store reset for work, and I’m feeling just so unprepared…  Hopefully it will go smoothly.  We had inventory last week so switching mindsets from inventory to store reset is basically the day light savings time of retail.

Thank you again for reading!  I appreciate you!  Drop a fun comment if you’d like! 🙂

~xoxo Seneca

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What I Love About Sundays

If you’re a country music fan, the title of this will remind you of a country song.

Since I work in retail, I don’t get Sunday’s off very often, especially since I’m in management.  However, I was fortunate to have the last two off!  Ever since we moved to Indiana, we hadn’t really found a church we liked a lot.  We had one we went to when we lived with his parents, but when we moved into our first apartment 3 years ago, we never really found one.  We would go on Easter or Christmas Eve, but not regularly like we should have been.

Matt and I had a big conversation just about life a few weeks ago and it was so nice, and we agreed we need to get back into church and getting in the schedule that Church is part of what we do on Sunday’s, as it should be.  We tried one church, and it wasn’t bad.  It was help in a high school, but wasn’t very personal.  No one came up to us afterwards and said hello.  Matt was a little disappointed in that.  We considered going the next weekend, but never followed through and just stayed home.  Then I worked a few Sundays.  Well last week, we said we needed to go to church, but wanted to try some place new.  I’m so glad we did!  We tried a smaller non-denominational church and really enjoyed everything about it.  The service was more on the apologetics side, and was true to what we believe, and SO MANY people came up to us and said hello!  It was a little overwhelming at first, but it was so nice and, I especially, was really touched by that.  I told Matt today on our drive home, that I forgot how nice people were.  Retail has really strained my view on people, and I always have my guard up at work because people can be very rude or don’t even smile when you greet them.  (I’m just trying doing my job!).

So today and last week, when people greeted us, and even remember our names this week, we were so happy about that and are feeling more and more that this is the right place for us.  This evening there is a picnic at the park downtown, followed by baptism, so I’m hoping we go to that.  Matt is outside mowing the lawn, and I’m inside cleaning up and down, and running laundry as well.  I needed to take break and get some water, and figured I would right a little bit.

Sunday mornings are my favorite!  This morning we were rudely woken up by our dog and cat, begging for food like they were about to starve.  We stalled them a little bit and they fell back asleep, but it wasn’t soon after they were up making all sorts of racket again.  Matt wasn’t very happy.  He went downstairs, tended to them, and I’m pretty sure he fell back asleep on his recliner for a little bit.  I laid down for a little bit longer, checked my phone, and then I went downstairs to make some tea.  I need some form of tea in the mornings, whether it be hot or iced.  It needs to be tea and it needs to be sweet!  I always turn on a Christian playlist and just start my normal routine for getting ready.  I love just opening up my heart and getting ready to hear from God’s Word.  It really is just a beautiful feeling.


Today I wore the dress I bought last year to wear at my best friends bridal shower, I love that dress!  I got it from a store called Dry Goods.  I also straightened my hair, which I don’t do that often because it’s so thick, but was definitely easier since I got it cut a few weeks ago.


After church, Matt wanted to go out to eat, so we chose to go get Mexican food for lunch.  It was good, although I would have rather just come home and cooked a lunch for us, but that was okay.  Mexican is my favorite so I had no complaints.  Plus I hadn’t gotten around to washing the dishes yet, so my kitchen was a little crowded.  They’re all clean now and I am working on cleaning off our dining room table.  I’m not sure about you, but we seem to let our table become a catch all for all our random junk we collect throughout the week.  I feel once it’s clean, two seconds later, it’s all piled up again.  But I guess that’s how it goes, hehe.

*Remember the song I mentioned at the beginning, it just came on my playlist while I was writing this.  That’s kind of neat.*

I need to figure out what to cook for the picnic this evening.  They are serving hot dogs, but asked everyone to bring a side.  I found some corn and stuffing casserole I’ll probably whip together since I know I have all the ingredients.

I haven’t seen Matt come around on the mower in a few minutes, I wonder if he had any trouble with it?  His brother gifted us his old mower.  He fixed it up a bit, and brought it over at the beginning of the summer, it was very sweet of him.  It gets the job done, but Matt wants to fix a few things on it.

I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my Sunday.  It’s about 3:00 right now, so I need to get back to working on cleaning this house, and I think the washer stopped, so I need to switch over my laundry.  I hope wherever this blog finds you, you are doing okay and hope you have a wonderful day!

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-xoxo Seneca



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