I’m Lydia, welcome to Orange Tree my wellness lifestyle blog. I started this blog in September of 2015. It began as a hobby for me. I wanted the blog to be about history and lifestyle; weaving history into topics that are important to women today. Over the course of the first year I became more serious about my own health and exercise habits. I began to share things here and there about my diet, use of essential oils, and exercise routines. I realized that these topics were getting the most response from my readers. Naturally, I felt this was something I should pursue. After a lot of thought I chose to focus the blog on wellness; primarily diet, essential oils, and work style/fashion (also known as athleisure). I still try to weave historic facts into my posts, but it is not my main focus. Just like I have changed and continue changing over the course my life, this blog has changed as well. It is truly a reflection of who I am, the things I am passionate about, and living a more well life!
I’ve lived in Florida my entire life. I love my home state and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. As a girl I danced ballet all the time; dreaming of being a ballerina. I studied anthropology and international relations at Florida State University, obtaining my degree in 2004. After a short time working in politics in Tallahassee I chose to attend graduate school at The University of Central Florida. I earned a MA in Social Sciences Education and taught Social Studies for 6 years. In 2011 I became a mother and started a new career as a stay at home.
I love the following things: my faith, my family, my fur baby (black lab pookie), Barre3, Yoga, my wheat & soy free diet, essential oils, shopping, and styling outfits that include yoga pants. Seriously– I love that athleisure is a thing now! Why didn’t it exist when I was in college??
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