Well, Hello There Lindsey

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This afternoon as I took the long way home (the route that curves through Laguna Canyon and leads you down Pacific Coast Highway), I had a realization.

Today, I felt like myself, my whole self, for the first time in awhile. I didn’t even realize I hadn’t been feeling at home in my own skin until a day passed where I felt really comfortable being me. The me that God created me to be.

The me that’s a little quirky (or “corky” as Trisha Davis likes to say), a little loud, a little goofy, a little obsessed with singing off-key and creating hand motions to worship music, and not one bit afraid to look at complete strangers and blurt out “I think we need to be friends.”

Maybe it was all the familiar faces at the Catalyst One Day, all the people that know me in other contexts, and all the people who ask me questions that make me think cry?

Or maybe it was just time for me to fly my “freak flag”?

But for whatever reason, I felt like Tally Atwater after Warren Justice showed up in Philadelphia to reminded her who she was and how to tell a great story. (That’s an Up Close & Personal reference for those of you who are trying to figure out what in the world I am talking about.)

Did you happen to rediscover yourself today too? When was a time recently when you felt exceptionally “at home” in your own skin?

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dogs Molly and Maisy, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club. She spends her days (and some nights) laboring to end childhood hunger at Feed the Children and to gather, equip and unleash women at IF:Gathering.

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  • StephanieinLexington

    Seriously, Lindsey, I did! Crazy. And while I wasn’t necessarily jubilant in moments of feeling like myself again, I had the first peace in a while that God has whatever it is He has planned covered, I just need to do the next right thing, and I’ll figure out what exactly that means in His time. So happy that you’re settling in to California and had a chance to experience Catalyst in your new role!

  • Love the movie reference and I love those moments where you realize oh hey I feel comfortable in my own skin.  So freeing.  It’s been a while since I’ve been there, but still putting in the hard work to get there again =)

  • This post makes me so happy. Can’t wait to hear more. I am free to catch up tomorrow afternoon!

  • Becky Roode

    This is so awesome to hear!  You go, Big Lindsey!  🙂

  • This is so great! I’m very happy for you 🙂 Aside from today, I have been feeling fulfilled and truly blessed by the journey I’m on and God working in my life (it’s taken a lot of work!) Some days I definitely struggle more than others, but I’ve been given some amazing people who remind me of my “gifts” and love and respect me for who I am, where I am. On Saturday, I got to hang out with Alece & Tam which was so very special (even though I’d like a “do-over” since I think I talked too much 😉 ). Not sure if all this constitutes feeling “exceptionally at home in my own skin”, but I think I’m close 🙂

  • Welcome back 🙂