First Fail, Then Fly

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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I am mine. Before I am anyone else’s. Before I am mine, I am God’s.

My name is Lindsay. I am a Type A, overachieving, detail oriented, creative…firefly. If you don’t really know what that means…it’s cool, it’s an Ancient Chinese Secret.  I am in the last quarter of my 24th year, and as I approach my quarter century milestone, I have been spending a lot of time making sure I am of sound mind, clear heart, and taking care of me. Self- awareness and self-nurturing were two of my 2015 goals, and skills I am working to perfect each day. With all of the hustle and bustle of life, responsibilities, and commitments, one can easily slip into a routine and get distracted. Between trending topics and hashtags, getting lost in the mix seems inevitable at time, but that place of peace is so beautiful. I’m practicing self- happiness, self- encouragement, and filling my spirit with positive energy and hope. Everything does not come with ease…mistakes happen, people leave, people come. Keep your head up, and keep your faith strong, things are destined to work out for your good. When things start getting uncomfortable and you feel like you’re losing your balance, go back and find a place of serenity, and do your best to stay there. When you fall, get up. First Fail, then fly. Experience is a hell of a teacher…but those lessons. The beauty of learning is better than the ugliest trial.



Photo Diary: Sweet Spring

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

I haven’t disappeared, but Im ready to come back! Spring in full effect. The calendar is getting full, and goals are being set. Cherishing change each day. Hello, Sweet Spring!

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Photo Diary: Miami Vice

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Last week I took a quick trip to Miami for a much needed get away. We stayed at the Hilton Cabana off of Collins, and it was the perfect location! It wasn’t too crowded, and we had a sense of quiet and exclusivity despite it being the Spring Break of many colleges. I had a ball, grabbed some sun, and got to catch up with one of my close friends that I studied abroad with in Spain! My favorite spot to visit was definitely the Wynwood Art Design District!

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Spring Essentials: June by June Ambrose

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Spring is finally here, and acting like it’s here to stay (fingers crossed). Last week I spent a few weeks in Miami and the weather was absolutely amazing. I came back home longing warm weather, and of course, that didn’t happen!  I am longing for the days where I can wear shift dresses and a high heeled sandal without a coat!

Spring time is the perfect time for wardrobe upgrades, and of course, Spring cleaning! I cleaned out my closet, and made some room for new! I am absolutely obsessed with June Ambrose’s Spring Line and collab that she did with HSN! I did an illustration of my favorite look that she modeled on her Instagram! Colors, sandals, and tons of spunk!

To see more of June by June Ambrose, Visit HSN.COM

1. Dress: Here 2.Sandals: Here 3.Satchel: Here

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Words: Wealth of the Wise

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015


“From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” – Proverbs 18:20-21

Sitting here thinking about life…again (great!) but this time, I’m loving the lessons, smiling at the scars, and thanking the God I serve for growth and understanding. As I continue on this tumultuous rollercoaster ride of the Roaring 20s and Self Discovery, I am learning to really focus on the things that matter most, and taking full control of my happiness, my emotions, being very mindful of how I treat people, and being ever more mindful of what I say out of my mouth.

“Word: Noun.  a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written or printed.”

Not in Definition:  Word: Weapon, Wealth, Pain, Ridicule, Uplift, Anguish, Guilt, Glory, and Power.

I am aware that I just used words to define ‘word’…but I need to reshape the definition to get to my point. What I am focusing on here in regards to words, is the use, the misuse, and most importantly…the power. So often we are quick to speak and respond without much thought that we do not take time to really think of the implications of the things that we say, or the things that we don’t say. On the other hand… we can take too long to respond with words, we let things fester, we can spend so much time thinking that .we make up excuses, cover things up with lies, that we then fail to take responsibility for what we say, do, or dont do. In my dictionary of deep thoughts, beside the word: Id put a big caution sign, followed by HANDLE WITH CARE.

How we speak to each other and the tone that we use is a lost art. Manners are rare, and people are bullying complete strangers on the internet for no reason at all. People and their feelings are no longer handled with care, everyone is assumed to have tough skin, and if you don’t… well, welcome to dinner; you’re the entree. NOT! Mind you, being tough and confident is a necessary skill, but it does not come natural to everyone. The world is ever changing, the work force is competitive, and everyone wants to be known for something…you need tough skin. Just as confidence is important, so is tact and compassion. Honest words and uplift are not overrated, they are not lame, and they do not make you weak. Take control of your words, not only that which you say to others, but also, what you say about yourself. Even in jokes, there is a dose of honesty. With a world full of naysayers, shade, and a bunch of people fronting for the gram…be the difference. Speak life, speak hope, speak power, speak truth, and use your words as wealth…not as weapons.

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