While I am ready for a lot of changes this new year, one thing that won't change is my love for link ups! So today I am linking up with momfessionals for Show & Tell Tuesday - Reintroduction and Resolutions.
I'm sure you guys all know me byyyyy now but I'm Lindsay [also known as: Lindsay Grace, LG, LO, Graceface, Baby G...basically I answer to anything] and I was born in Birmingham, Alabama in the year 1990 [way back when]. I was the youngest of two with an older brother, Micah. We were both home-schooled, me for the full 12 years and most people are surprised because yes y'all, I am still social! In school, I was constantly doing things with 4-H [public speaking contests], karate, baton classes, horse back riding, cheernastics [which I was horrible at] and scuba diving to name a few. I am forever thankful for my mom for making sure I was busy because it made my teen years some of the best!
After high-school I attended Wallace State where I was on the Wallace State News for 2 years before I transferred to the ole University of Alabama at Birmingham [UAB] where I graduated with my degree in Communications/Journalism. During my time at Wallace State, I met a fella named Tripp Otis from my boyfriend at the time....yes, you read that right. Don't worry, Tripp and I were strictly friends until my boyfriend and I broke up.
During my senior year at UAB, Tripp and I had been dating for 3 years when he proposed and a year later we got married! I feel like most of you know by now so I'll make this short and sweet, but a few weeks after our engagement we decided on the date of 07/19/14 to get married. During the year that we were engaged: we had to figure out to pay for a decent sized wedding, my brother passed away unexpectedly, we lost friends, family got mad at us, Tripp lost his job and that was in the matter of like the 15 weeks before the wedding. We were so fortunate to find out that Tripp got a job on our honeymoon which is where is still at and absolutely loves it! During this WHOLE time [since elementary school] I have been helping my mom at her job which became my full time job when I graduated college. It's not my dream job [she knows this] but it's where I am for now [stay tuned]. Okay so Hi, that's me and that's a summary of who I am! I started my first blog which was called Always A Sister to express my feelings of my brother's death, I discovered I love to write and express myself through a blog which made me create this little space, Not A Mom. You may be wondering about the name of blog and I talked about that here so check it out.
Now on to my current favorite subject: 2016!
1. Dig Deeper Into My Faith-
I've really accepted that as much as I've been fighting faith since my brother died, my faith is the reason I am still here. I will pray more, dig deeper into God's word, meditate on it and we are really hoping to gain fellowship at home church.
2. Improve My Health-
Working out makes me happier than anything else. It's almost like pure ecstasy for me after a work out. I've accepted that I get bored too easily to join just one type of class so this year I will be taking all sorts of class to keep my work outs interesting. Also, stop eating JUNK. I have the worst diet, y'all.
3. Morning Routine-
I am on day 2 of waking up at 4:30am and it's hard. #21daystomakeahabit
4. Speak Less-
I am a big talker [communications major, y'all] and it normally gets me in trouble so I will not talk as much, which also means speaking up to take up for people which is my kryptonite.
5. Be Less Idle-
Normally if I'm off, I am a BIG homebody [my christmas break for example] but I really want to get out there and do this year. I've been searching for a word that will suit my year and I just decided that my word for the year is DO.
These are just a few intentions that I am going into my new year with, what do you guys have on your list?! Any that match with mine? How are you reaching your goals?! I always need ideas!