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.