Throwback Post: Doing it Differently


August 21 2013:

Lillian just recently asked me why I do things differently than other Moms. Her questions were about how I make coffee … using a French Press and that I hand wash the dishes instead of use the dishwasher. Thomas then adds, “I like that you are different. You’re not ordinary. You are extraordinary.” These two so bless me and can snap me back out of a funk instantly. They have a knack for sharing my own advice with me when I need it most!

(Camilla in 2013 during a hike with Thomas)

(Thomas and Lillian 2013)

I try to remind Thomas, Lillian and myself is that no one is more special or better than we are and we are not better or more special than anyone else. We all just ARE. Every one of us is doing the best we can with where we are in our life. We are all different and we all have a gift that is uniquely ours. I just am crazy enough to have thrown caution out the window, along with anyone else’s reality in my quest to create my own reality, discover and love this person known as Camilla, live a simple, natural, inspired life and be ME!

**March 7 2021 Update** 

When we moved into our new place just over a year ago, I began using the dishwasher again. I had a double sink and a dishwasher that was very old and useless at actually cleaning dishes. I decided to hand wash to conserve energy, and to use as a time for practicing mindfulness.

With our new place, came a brand new dishwasher, that actually cleans the dishes!! We no longer have a double sink and the sink is actually quite small. After about 7 years of hand washing the dishes, it was time! (Although, I still do not use the microwave. I discontinued using it in 2010, I think. I do use the timer on it, quite handy. 

I continue to like my coffee made in a simple way. My french press broke near the end of 2019. I switched to a pour over style, and I’m loving it! 

Saying Goodbye to Different iz Good Website

April 28 2019:

On May 4th, I’m going to let go of the last remnants of something I worked very hard at creating. In 2010, I created and set up a 501(c)3 Nevada nonprofit corporation by the name of Turning Views Foundation. With a slogan of “Different iz Good” … (slogan inspired by the amazing and very missed Susan Moran).

The nonprofit was inspired by Lillian when iPods and iPhones were first beginning to be used as Assistive Technology. Insurance did not cover these devices at that time (for using to communicate) and I saw a great need to help others have access to this technology.

During our 3 years we gifted either an iPad, iTouch or iPhone to about 20 recipients who were in need! After 3 years, insurance companies finally began to cover these for people in need and the Foundation was more than I could handle alone; along with my other responsibilities. I chose not continue with it at that time.

I have continued to pay to renew the domain every year for the past 6 years. It’s time to let it go … If you were a part of all we did, you may want to head over and see if there’s anything you want to save from the website. And if you’re interested to know what it was all about go check it out! (website on the attached logo image)

This post is not calling for sadness. It calls for rejoicing in what can be accomplished when we come together! It calls for making way for the new and beautiful things to come! It’s about purging the old to welcome the new … And, so it is! Much and deep love for everyone that was involved in the Foundation for those 3 years! ❤️❤️❤️