Growing Up Roadschooled: Stories, Lyrics, & Lessons Learned from Full-Time RVing & Life After Roadschooling | EP 25

How would you like to hear a tale of adventure, travel, and self-discovery?

A story full of embarrassing moments, teenage drama, and many encounters with bugs.

Sound good? Then, you’re in for a treat! In this episode, I’ll be reading the first chapter of my brand new book Growing Up Roadschooled: Stories, Lyrics, & Lessons Learned from Full-Time RVing and Life After Roadschooling.

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Growing Up roadschooled

I have a special episode for you today, which features a reading of the first chapter of my book Growing Up Roadschooled, which is a #1 bestseller on Amazon!

The ebook released two weeks ago and during the launch, it hit #1 bestseller in 16 categories on Amazon in the US, in addition to hitting #1 bestseller in 9 categories in Australia. This completely blew my mind and I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who bought the book and supported me with this launch. THANK YOU!!!

I’ve been busy getting the paperback edition finalized and it is now also available on Amazon as well! I have one sitting next to me and I’m obsessed with it. It’s so pretty and pink! I love it.

So, if you haven’t heard about Growing Up Roadschooled, you might be wondering what it’s all about.

It just so happens that I have the book description right here with me! Here we go…

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"Hit the open road with Kelsey Henry as she shares her RV life adventures of Growing Up Roadschooled from ages 11-17, and beyond! Hear a kid’s perspective of the full-time RV travel lifestyle, getting into college, and starting a career in the “real world”. This story is part travel memoir, schooling manifesto, songbook, personal growth journey, and embarrassing moments! It's full of bold displays of affection, teenage drama, RV mishaps, and a lot of stories about bugs.

Under the pressure of expectations to turn out “normal”, Kelsey becomes highly motivated to prove herself as she navigates into adulthood and struggles with the contrast of conforming to stationary life and honoring her inner roadschooled kid. With humor, positivity, and many lessons learned, she captures her journey through music lyrics and finds her way back to who she wants to be."

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Putting this book together was an incredibly exciting, difficult, and freeing experience. It was fun to relive my life through song lyrics and fill in my memories from there through photos of our travels to bring this story to life. It shares my journey to positivity and happiness, with many trials along the way.

It’s scary to be so open and vulnerable. If someone doesn’t like a song I’ve written, that’s one thing. If someone doesn’t like my life story, that’s a bit more personal.

With the growing trend of full-time RVing and digital nomad families, it felt like the right time to tell this story. It’s just one outcome of this lifestyle. It’s by no means a how to guide, but it’s a lot more to go off of than I had growing up. I hope that this book will be helpful and entertaining for families, travelers, and anyone who loves a good story.

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      Positive Books and Activities for Girls

      Looking for a book or activity for girls that will do more than provide a few minutes of fun? I’m talking about positive books and activities that could leave a lasting impact on the girls in your life and teach them the tools of happiness! Today, we are going to talk alllllllll about positive books and resources for girls. Check out this list of amazing resources about positivity for girls that the world NEEDS to know about! #activitiesforgirls #positivity #booksforgirls #selfesteem

      Have you ever wanted to find a book or activity for girls that would do more than provide a few minutes of fun?

      I’m talking about positive books and activities that could leave a lasting impact on the girls in your life and teach them the tools of happiness!

      Today, we are going to talk alllllllll about positivity books and resources for girls. I’ve been discovering so many amazing resources about positivity for girls that the world NEEDS to know about.

      Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of research into the 8-12 year old girl market, mostly due to having an incredible experience teaching a workshop at the Fulltime Families Annual Rally last month.

      The workshop was called Confident Girls, Confident Women and about 80 mothers and daughters participated! It was SO much fun to incorporate positivity, fun, and coloring pages into the workshop.

      I wanted to do more research into how to better serve this market and speak to girls about positivity, so I could put together more workshops and products in the future!

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      I left the store with quite a collection!

      I left the store with quite a collection!

      Naturally, the next step was to raid the bookstore for anything I could get my hands on related to to positivity for girls. I knew just where to start… the American Girl section!

      I left a sizable dent in the bookshelves, as you can see from the photo :)

      I found books on mindfulness, beauty, self-care, money management, success, sticky situations, friendship, law of attraction, and more! I was quite impressed.

      The resources below are so delightful. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have <3

      Please note that this article includes Amazon affiliate links. If you purchase through these links, I will receive a small commission, at no cost to you. This helps to fund the website and provide more awesome positivity resources :)

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      Mindfulness for Girls

      I was instantly drawn to these two products. The colors alone caught my eye, but the information inside had me completely hooked. “Breathe like a Bear” has breathing exercises and other activities for mindfulness with kids (even some Laughter Yoga!!). Plus, did I mention the BEAUTIFUL artwork? I just want to flip through all the pictures and smile at them.

      Mindful Kids” is a super cool card deck with mindful activities for kids. I’ve been using these activities myself and love them. There are activities to help you focus, calm your mind, feel energized, focus on the good, and more. These activity cards give you a few minutes of mindfulness that can make a huge impact on your day.

      These products are definitely coming with me to any future Laughter Yoga classes.

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      Positivity with American Girl

      Did you know that in addition to selling dolls and creating stories that teach girls about history, American Girl also has a huge library of books on life skills? I used to have a large collection of these books as a kid and I loved them (the positivity/self-care interests started young!). American Girl has taught me so much about life.

      The reason I love these books so much is that they speak positivity into each of these subjects. They teach kindness, courage, and navigating life’s sticky situations with a positive attitude.

      Here is an example of why these books are so amazing.

      Your Happiest You” teaches girls about the care and keeping of your mind and spirit. It’s all about happiness (a personal favorite topic of mine). Each chapter outlines a different happiness habit.

      This book was beautifully done. It talks about emotions and how to manage them, being kind to yourself and others, and how to look for the good in life.

      It has relevant examples for kids (and adults!) that really demonstrate these teachings.

      Want to know the secret to this book’s greatness? It’s based on positive psychology!! Did you catch that? Positive Psychology. BOOM. How’s that for positivity?

      Not only are these books a good read for girls, but I would also recommend them for adults. They are a fun afternoon read and I found a few things in the money management book that I should probably know how to do. 🤔

      Other books from American Girl

      American Girl has A LOT of books. This list gives you an example of the variety that they offer. You can find all of the current books on the American Girl website. Before ordering a book, check the publication date to see if you are ordering an updated edition. Many of the books have been updated to include technology and modern day topics for girls (cyberbullying, communicating online, etc).

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      Mindset and Success for Girls

      If you’re looking for a positive book for your older pre-teen and teenage girls, then you have to get Success Principles for Teens.

      Not only do I recommend this book because I am a Certified Canfield Success Trainer, but also because the knowledge is crucial for a positive mindset. I wouldn’t have put in the work to get certified if the content wasn’t well worth it!!

      Jack Canfield is the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, a featured teacher in the movie The Secret, an expert in success mindset and self-esteem, and an all around incredible human being.

      In addition to being a good read for you and your teen, it’s also a good way to start conversations about habits and mindset. It’s never too early or too late to start creating more positive habits.

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      Positive Affirmation Coloring Pages!

      If we’re going to talk positivity resources for girls, I have to mention the Positively Delighted affirmation coloring pages! By spending a few minutes coloring with these coloring pages, your girls will create their own unique work of art and exponential amounts of new positive thoughts.

      In my Etsy shop, you’ll find affirmation coloring pages with unicorns, mermaids, dinosaurs, sloths, llamacorns, and all the trendy creatures that girls are into these days!

      If you’re looking for a fun activity for your girls, why not try something that also helps to create a positive mindset? Check out all of the coloring page sets here <3

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        Do you have any other recommendations for positive books and activities for girls? Comment below!

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          Dream Big and Live an Inspired Life with Shanae McDevitt | EP 24

          How often do you let yourself dream big?

          How often do you dream as big as your heart desires and really go after the experiences that would bring you so much joy?

          Today, we’re going to talk dreaming big, living an inspired life, and bucket list experiences with my very good friend, Shanae. She is my personal daily inspiration on these topics and will share with us her advice for creating bucket list moments, celebrating life, and surrounding yourself with nature, flow, wonder, and whimsy!

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          Shanae McDevitt

          Shanae is a teacher, an artist, and a delight of a person. She and her husband Mark are full-time RVers and their travel name is Trail Mix and Chocolate. Their tagline is “Seek a sweet life of adventure”. 

          Shanae is so inspirational to me because she is full of joy, fun, and all kinds of life wisdom. She is always seeking that sweet life of adventure, seeking beauty and creative inspiration, and learning.

          In this episode, we specifically dig into bucket list experiences and her 19 for 2019 List. We talk about her greatest bucket list experience, swimming with Manatees, all of the wonderful things she has planned for this year, and how you to can celebrate life with magical experiences. PLUS!! You get to hear behind the scenes of our adventures at Magnolia Table in Waco, TX.

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          In today's episode, we talk about:

          • Bucket list experiences

          • How to turn moments into celebrations

          • What happens after achieving a bucket list dream

          • How to surround yourself with inspiration

          • Why it's okay to pivot your dreams

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          Shanae creating art and using the world as her outdoor studio &lt;3

          Shanae creating art and using the world as her outdoor studio <3

          How it feels when you live your dreams!!!

          How it feels when you live your dreams!!!

          Shanae living her best life and kissing manatees

          Shanae living her best life and kissing manatees

          Delicious brunch at Magnolia Table 😋

          Delicious brunch at Magnolia Table 😋

          Recording this episode in my car camper 😁

          Recording this episode in my car camper 😁

          Victory is OURS!!! We claimed our table!!

          Victory is OURS!!! We claimed our table!!

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          Book recommendations

           
          By Elizabeth Gilbert
           
           
           
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          This episode is sponsored by The Positively Delighted Etsy Shop

          How would you like to have more positivity, love, and happiness in your life? Heck yeah! Who wouldn’t?

          At The Positively Delighted Shop, I've got you covered with affirmations to cultivate the positivity mindset and habits of happiness. 

          I love affirmations SO much that I’ve put them on everything for you - from coloring pages to affirmation cards to art prints and gratitude worksheets. 

          As a Positively Delighted Show listener, I’ve got a super special discount code just for you! Use the code PODCAST20 for an extra 20% off your order. (Insider tip, this stacks with any sales, so extra discounts for youuuuu!)

          Head over to Etsy.com/shop/positivelydelighted or find the link in the show notes of this episode to get your positivity printables. 

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