Who am I?
Deliberate | Driven | Curious
My name is Lacey Jade Lanzo and I am the tiny house owning, excel-loving, chihuahua mama who does acrobatic yoga and hula hoops for fun. Want to know why I decided to build my own tiny house? Or why I love excel so much? Perhaps you just want to know how I taught my chihuahua to quietly talk and to play dead? Welcome to my about page, where you will find all the answers! Just kidding, not all of them, but you will find the answers to these questions.
You actually enjoy excel?: Yes, I know I’m a weirdo for thinking excel is fun but let me explain why! I see it this way: I can always find a new challenge with excel, there constantly will be new things to learn and people can come to me with excel related problems and (given some research and time) I can resolve their issue and reduce their stress. That’s a pretty neat feeling.
Okay… how does a Chihuahua quietly talk?: Most Chihuahuas are typically bark boxes, but when I got Clark I decided that he wasn’t going to be a yippy dog. I started teaching him as a wee pup that he was allowed to make any sounds, except loud barks. When we played, I would only throw his toys if he would “speak” – meaning, quiet whines and low growls. Anytime he barked though, I would tell him “no bark” and keep his reward from him. He quickly learned that he was allowed to speak but not bark! I never wanted to restrict him from expressing himself or telling me when he needs something, now he can just be polite about it.
Wait, did you say he can play dead? He knows tricks?: Clark is a ham that will do any trick for any treat. I taught him how to roll-over, sit, twirl, sit-up, high-five, shake a paw, play dead and… you know what, here’s a video on my Instagram instead.
What else do you do?: I write for laceylanzo.com, weight-lift, play occasional video games like Final Fantasy VII, meal plan, collect records, work with horses on occasion, journal, listen to records, and read my bible!
Cool, what are your next plans?: I am always looking for ways to grow in my abilities and develop intellectually. After completing the Praxis program in May 2019, my focus has turned to publishing things I’m learning or working on here on laceylanzo.com. Well, there’s a glimpse into my story. How about yours?