About

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THINGS ABOUT ME: I was super excited to turn 30 and every birthday since has been a giant celebration – I’m so happy and grateful for every year that I get to spend on this planet. I’ve had more dream jobs than any one person should be allowed in a lifetime (among them: full-time writer, ad agency communications director, and my current job doing marketing for a fashion company). I love to travel and hope to keep crossing countries off my list until I’m 107. I met my husband online, and the rest is history… We were dating & engaged for 14 months total before our wedding (and our daughter was a surprise shortly after that). We also bought a house in there. We live in the exact neighbourhood I have always wanted to live in – and I secretly love that it shares a name with Nancy Drew’s hometown. My chronic illnesses have helped to turn me into a more positive person. We didn’t have a back-up name for our daughter, and started calling her Briony the moment we found out we were having a baby girl – there was never another option. I once had my jaw broken and wired shut and communicated by writing in a notebook (my first words written post surgery: ‘Those bastard doctors took my duck. GET IT BACK.’) I believe that doing crazy fabulous things is the key to having a crazy fabulous life – the best things in my life are the direct result of decisions that other people saw as unrealistic.

THINGS I LOVE:

  • Early 90s power ballads
  • Princess camping
  • Exploring new cities
  • Jon Stewart
  • Greatest hits CDs
  • Having a goal to work towards
  • Clever ads
  • Packing for a trip
  • George Clooney
  • Having a favourite mug
  • Using a red pen
  • A really fabulous cup of tea
  • Impractical footwear
  • Movies about spies
  • Starbucks
  • Reading an entire book in one sitting
  • A house full of friends
  • Buying presents
  • A perfect manicure
  • Warm modernist architecture
  • People who are nice (even when they don’t have to be)
  • Getting flowers for no reason
  • Mary Poppins
  • Making lists on Post-It notes
  • Decorating for Christmas
  • Having a brilliant middle-of-the-night ‘aha!’ idea and then actually remembering it in the morning

THINGS I HATE:

  • Whining
  • Wearing sweats in public
  • 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner
  • Birds
  • American tourists in foreign countries
  • People who are mean
  • Taking down the Christmas tree
  • Poems that rhyme
  • The misuse of semicolons
  • Being lied to
  • Unpacking after a trip
  • Having a closed mind
  • Naming your kid something common but then spelling it stupidly
  • Cowboys
  • Overly cautious drivers
  • Fake curse words (though I’m changing my tune on this a little bit since becoming a mommy)
  • Ridiculously long surnames
  • Unsolicited advice about raising kids
  • Strangers who start awkward conversations with you in places you can’t readily escape

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  1. Hi Lindsay,
    I came across your website and enjoyed reading about you. We have many, many things in common. I was also diagnosed with JRA at the age of 10 and have had an ongoing affair with chronic pain lol. I was also diagnosed with fibro as well as Crohns disease a few years ago, but that part is under control. My RA goes up and down, and often have days where I literally can’t move. But I am a positive person and truly feel that my illness has made me a stronger and better person. I would love to follow your blog, it gave me motivation and made me feel less alone in my struggles. Thank you :)

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