The Blissful Life, or Something Like That
So, why did I start this blog…
My name is Lindsay by the way. Mommy to a one and a half year old, Greyson, and a crazy French Bulldog named Olive, wife of 4 years to Chris, a hockey coach (I don’t enjoy hockey by the way – weird right?) and a small business owner currently living smack dab in the middle of the USA in Nebraska. The Midwest is not my scene, I grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, an hour outside of Seattle and I miss the mountains, trees and rivers/ocean/lakes every single day. BUT I love my husband, so we go where the coaching jobs are. I also suffer from extreme anxiety, so as you can probably guess, the unstable lifestyle of a coach’s wife sometimes brings my anxiety out full force. I do my best to keep it in check, and writing has always been something that helps bring me out of my head and back down to planet Earth.
Basically, writing has always been my sanity. I went to college (Go Dawgs!) with dreams of becoming a Speech and Hearing Pathologist, but after failing my first math and physics classes and the program advisor telling me point blank that I wouldn’t make it into the program – I knew I just needed to follow my heart.
Ok, maybe I didn’t ‘just know’ right away. Maybe I called my mom crying and whining about how the advisor had no right to crush my hopes and dreams…but EVENTUALLY I knew that I needed to proceed with a major I could excel at. So English Literature was what I majored in and fell in love with. Reading novels and writing papers was pure bliss for me. I even edited my roommates’ papers…for fun.
Going back in time before college, I’ve suffered from Generalized Anxiety Disorder for as long as I can remember. I’ve seen countless therapists and tried various medications, practiced mindfulness, yoga, exercise (blah) and just about everything that will pop into your head to recommend to me when you read this. But the ONE thing that always seems to bring me back from spiraling into an anxiety whirlwind, is writing.
This blog is my happiness project, my place to share my experiences with anxiety but to write about all the good, funny and embarrassing things that happen in my every day life. If you take away one thing about me from this first post, know this: I am not afraid to make fun of myself. I once tried to pee into a water bottle on a moving bus in Hawaii. Life lesson learned, and a funny story ALWAYS.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey to finding the bliss and happiness in every day life. We all have our struggles, and we can all use a little more positivity and a lot more to smile about.