I figure it was time to share a little bit of insight on who I am as a person to those of you who don’t know me personally (or for those of you who want to know more, but don’t feel like reading the long blogs I’ve written in the past). For those of you who haven’t read my previous blogs: I really started this whole blog out of emotional survival after my thyroid cancer diagnosis in 2013… I felt that this was an authentic way to not only help myself cope with the circumstances I have dealt with and openly and honestly share my experiences I’ve had in life, but to also hopefully touch someone’s life or inspire them in some small way. As I have continued to write more and more over the years, I have realized that I can almost always look back on my past and see that the outcomes in situations in my life were meant to be, even if I couldn’t see that at the time. Realizing this has given me a whole new perspective on my own life and the world around me. It has given my writing and my life a real and meaningful purpose. I hope that when people read my entries, that they can feel me in every single one of them. Although I occasionally enjoy writing random and silly blogs (hence why I allowed my fur babies to share their thoughts on Bad Dog Diaries), I don’t want any of my entries to be made without a purpose. I want them to inspire you, make you laugh, make you think or help you realize that you’re not alone. I don’t want them to just be words on a screen to some people. I will link you to some of my previous blogs throughout this entry… but here’s a little (okay, A LOT) on me…
Hi! I’m Lindsey (but I love being called Linds. I can tell who really knows me when they call me that… I find it endearing for some reason). I am from Tennessee and I am 32 *cue gasp*. My birthday is on Aug. 25th for any of you who want to send me a gift… (j/k!) I love the Lord… I am in a wheelchair due to a disability called Spina Bifida… You can read more details about that here. I am married to wonderful man… You can read the story of us and how we met here… I am currently Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2018 and it has truly been a life-changing experience. If you go to: Adventures of Ms. Wheelchair TN 2018 , you can read about my experiences during my reign so far. I love, love, LOVE music… You can read why I love music so much and why it is important to me here. I love people and I love trying to make a positive difference in people’s lives. I have learned a lot about myself over the past few years… I have learned that I am extremely open with people… especially when I feel like my experiences might be able to help them. I have started to learn what I can handle and what I will put up with. I have also realized how much I’ve grown in the past few years as a person, especially once I allowed myself to focus on becoming a better version of myself after my cancer diagnosis. That being said, I am one of those people who, if you show me some kindness, love and true support and friendship, you will get it back from me 10,000x’s over. I am extremely passionate (which is usually a good thing, but not always). I am an extremely sensitive person and little too self-aware at times. I am a little too honest sometimes too, but I never intentionally say things to hurt people, only to help them see things from a different perspective. I’m a people-watcher. I’m pretty OCD. I am as girly as they come and I am a bit of an old soul at heart. I love makeup and getting all dressed up. I love animals, but I especially love dogs. I *might* be a little bit spoiled (by my husband), but I appreciate every bit of it. I love traveling and meeting people from all walks (and rolls) of life. I remember people way too easily (it’s kind of scary at times how good my memory is) and I love expanding my horizons and challenging myself.
I love good quotes. I am a very emotional and expressive person, which is why I love music and dance so much. I thought for a LONG time I wanted to teach, (I also talk about this in a previous blog) but after some time off from school, I realized I wanted to do a lot of other things throughout my life. I made the decision to not finish my degree, because I wanted to pursue more life experiences and to figure out what I truly enjoy doing in life. I never honestly expected to end up calling myself an “Entertainment Journalist”, but here we are… I may eventually go back to school, but the things I have been working on over the past few years have been really rewarding and have opened up my world. If I could be a wife/mom/music promoter for Keith Urban/writer/singer/songwriter/calligrapher/psychologist/baker/dancer/artist/advocate/motivational speaker all rolled into one, I would be… but since I can’t, I have just tried to tackle one thing at a time. For now… writing, helping people, music promotion and calligraphy are my niches. You can check out some of my work here and here.
I think that pretty much sums me up for now. Hopefully you have learned a little bit more about me from this. As always, please feel free to share your thoughts on my websites and blog entries! I love feedback, because it helps me stay focused, it helps me grow and helps to continue leading me in a positive direction and it helps me figure out new ways to help others through their own life journeys. Most importantly, it helps me find new ways to SHINE.