Hi, I'm Lindsay! I'm an...
Author and creative living blogger. I write fantasy/romance fiction and inspiring non-fiction for the passionate souls who seek magic and adventure in life and crave for something more. The ones who want to feel wonderfully alive.
On my blog, I’m sharing my journey and insight as I write my books, tackle creative blocks, and build my dream business + lifestyle.
"I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living." - Anais Nin
MY PATH TO PERSONAL + CREATIVE FREEDOM
I’ve always been a dreamer. As a kid, I knew I wanted to be a writer, own my own business, and live a life of passion and adventure, but what I didn’t know was the inner journey I would have to take first to make these things a reality.
Fear, anxiety, and self-doubt came in hard and strong. I got lost in them for a while.
I questioned who I was, what I was capable of, and what I truly wanted. I looked around at my life and although there were many beautiful things in it, I felt disconnected from it all. From myself.
I stopped writing for long periods of time because the fear and self-doubt became so paralyzing. I buried myself in work that paid me well but didn’t light me up or make me excited to get out of bed in the morning. The life I had dreamed of having kept feeling farther away and more unreachable because my insecurity and fear of failure kept me in a cycle of unfinished projects. My life didn’t feel like mine.
I knew I had to find my way back and believed it was possible to find peace, balance, and passion in my life. I had this unshakeable conviction in my soul that it was possible to build a life that made me feel truly alive, got me excited to jump out of bed in the morning, and was the adventure I had always dreamed of.
I got very real with myself and did a lot of soul-searching. I dug into every personal development book, podcast, video, blog, and social media post I could find. I explored my spirituality. I expanded my circle and surrounded myself with people who were like-minded and living the kind of lifestyle that spoke to me so I could learn from them.
Through this process, I discovered that I wasn’t alone in all of these things I was experiencing. Far from it. It was all actually very common and normal and most importantly, completely possible to overcome.
Slowly but surely, I began to tell the difference between fear and my intuition. I began to recognize fear even in its best disguises, so I could choose to face it rather than let it trick me into staying inside my comfort zones and fall prey to the creative blocks it manifested. As I became more connected to and trusting of my inner guide, things began to change.
I started to feel like myself again and move closer to the woman I had always wanted to become. I felt inspired. I found a sense of inner peace I had never felt before. I felt passion, creativity, and life flowing through me.
Here’s the thing: nothing in my life had changed externally to make me feel this way, but my perspective had changed so therefore, my experience of life changed with it.
In 2019, I became certified in life coaching and neuro-linguistic programming to expand my understanding of how our mindset and perspective affects our experience of the world, and how to reprogram our limiting beliefs placed there by fear, society, and other external factors so we can break free of what’s holding us back from creating the life we truly desire.
The key to freeing yourself from the forces that hold you back from squeezing the most out of life, feeling an abundant flow of creativity, and being the truest version of yourself are entirely within you. And when you find that inner peace, it helps you flourish in every aspect of your life, including your creativity. It’s all connected and starts with you setting yourself free.
You decide what your story is going to be. Now, how effing amazing is that?