My first (and only) attempt at poetry. Decided to post it on my old site since it doesn’t really fit my usual content and is a one-off. Love & War
Hey everyone! 🙂
I realize a significant time has passed since Halloween and everyone is currently fighting over the election, but I don’t really care. I have decided that today, I wanted to tell you about my Halloween costume!
Spoiler alert for Fairytail, you’ve been warned.
I think I actually might have traumatized a few people with my costume because 1. I’ve never had brightly colored hair and 2. I’ve never had a tattoo. I’ve always had plain brown hair and plain brown eyes (until recently but that is another story). I don’t even have any piercings and I don’t wear a lot of makeup or jewelry, so having blue hair and a tattoo was a huge change from my normal.Continue Reading
I dealt with acne a lot when I was younger and still do to an extent. As it turns out, allergies (both food and topical) can contribute to acne for me. A lot of the conventional methods of treating acne failed me due to ineffectiveness, side effects and allergies to the ingredients. This video is my story of how I’ve been treated because of my acne, what I’ve tried to get rid of it and what I’ve found that helps.
I take my husband lunch on occasion since he can’t just go buy some due to food allergies. It is a great way to get our toddler out of the house and spend a little more time together. But this time, things didn’t go as planned.
Age gaps are controversial in relationships these days, and sometimes for good reason.
With age gaps, you run the risk of predatory behavior or tendencies to be abusive or controlling. Other, less nefarious baggage that can cause men to go after younger women is them not being able to find good women their own age, or having emotional trauma/damage.
My husband and I have an age gap in our relationship, he is older than me by a bit, for the last two reasons I stated (trouble with people our own age and emotional damage from past relationships). Neither of us ever felt our relationship was unusual, especially considering many family members and fellow church attendees had the same age gap that we did.
Perhaps for young people who have been indoctrinated to believe it is their God-given right to have an extended period of immaturity in order to experience “childhood” and party in their young years because “LOL YOLO” an age gap would be a problem, but my husband and I were both homeschooled. This meant we were raised without that expectation of extended adolescence, and also meant that we were well versed in interacting with people of all ages, treating people within a decade of our own age as if we could be best friends. There was no pressure to conform to people in our own “grade” or class, and that gave us the freedom to be open-minded when the time came for us to consider each other as potential partners.Continue Reading
Most people don’t know this about me, but when I was 16-years-old, I was handcuffed and thrown into the back of a cop car by two police officers.
Saying I was depressed.
Let me back up a little and set the stage.Continue Reading
I haven’t actually talked about this or mentioned it that I know of on my blogs, but I used to be a dancer. I recently started practicing again and made an appearance at the state fair for some dance performances! Unfortunately I didn’t make it through all three days that I was supposed to dance there because I couldn’t handle it all.
I overtrained before the fair, losing 7 pounds initially in less than a week. I ended up damaging some of my abdominal muscles in the process and having to take a break. After a few days I was able to start lifting weights and dancing again, but failed to realize that I was not compensating the energy deficit with food appropriately. I started having problems breathing and noticed my heartbeat felt off, but attributed it to allergies and asthma flare-ups.Continue Reading
It’s been almost a year since I started out blogging. I am so thankful that I could start in a place where a community of people came out to read my stuff, encourage and support me. Today, I have an important announcement to share with you.
It is with much trepidation and excitement that I wish to announce the creation of a support page for all of my creative endeavors: Rebecca’s Patreon Page
Over the past few months, I have felt more and more called to add my voice as a young wife, mother, but most especially Christian to the world. Many women in the same situation I find myself in feel alone and underrepresented, and I want to be here telling you that you aren’t alone. But at the same time I have felt in increased burden to work beside my husband to relieve some of the pressure of being a single-income home by making money myself.
You can imagine the difficulty of doing that while remaining a stay-at-home mom, and my husband has encouraged me to continue with my content creation because it is helping people, and allows me time with our son.
I am trying to live in the best of both worlds, and continue what I do on my current website, RebeccaLemke.com, while earning a small income if only to cover the costs of site-maintenance, but I feel as though most of the ways blogs make money end up being scammy, and I don’t want to go down that road. I’ve intentionally turned down numerous opportunities based solely on this principle.
That said, it is through this thought process that I have decided to create a Patreon page with a twofold purpose: A) to provide people who love what I do and want it to continue a way to contribute to making my content creation a sustainable endeavor, and B ) as a way to give even more value to my awesome fans.
You can check out the page here, and notice that I’ve set up rewards for people of different giving levels (“like PBS” my husband says). I tried to make them all unique, fun, and hopefully affordable for those who wish to contribute.
I put this up as a general announcement, but I strongly desire that no one feel pressured to contribute if they don’t have the means or desire. I want to have an impact in the world by being there with my videos, writings, and podcasts for those who have suffered and need comfort and empathy, or simply a clarifying moment of “Yes, me too!”. If that describes you, I’m happy to have you on board, even if just as an observer.
I love you guys, and I hope it’s clear that my motivation for doing this is not greed, but comes out of the realization that everything I do is for others like me, and as a result this is done in order that I can continue to sustain my content for the long haul.
I love you all so much, thank you for everything you’ve done for me!