Welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog The Morningstar Project!

My name is Lindsey and I decided to start this blog in an effort to help find balance in this crazy life. Currently I’m in my 4th year of a PhD program in School Psychology in Southern California. And despite my work focusing on helping students become their best self, I haven’t done a very good job at keeping my own mental health in check. So I’ve decided to change things around and start making an active effort to put myself first, something I think we all need a little help with.

The Morningstar Project is a reflection of my unending curiosity with this world. I am fascinated by people, foods, celebrities, and just the crazy things that happen when you’re least expecting it. I also love to laugh at anything, myself included. My friend once said, “Lindsey I thought I was so funny when we first started hanging out. You laughed at all my jokes! And then I realized you laugh at everything, so I shouldn’t get too excited.”

Ideally TMP will provide you with some daily entertainment related to my neurotic self, weekly battles with grad school, attempts at becoming a domestic goddess (which usually includes lots of wine and dessert), and of course a sprinkle of celebrity nonsense. Scattered? Absolutely. But would you expect anything less inside a therapist’s head?

Want to know more? Here are some other tidbits on my life thus far…

I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. No my neighborhood is not like the Wire, I know how to eat a crab, Ray Lewis is my hero, I get made fun of for mispronouncing water (“wuder”) and hearing people say “Hey Hon” brings a smile to my face.

My husband, Mike, is also from Baltimore. I went to high school with his younger sister Megan. Thanks to her 21st birthday we ended up meeting over 6 years ago and have been together ever since. In 2007, Mike and I packed up and moved everything we owned to move 3,000 miles across the country to Santa Barbara. One of the best and hardest decisions we had to make, but I wouldn’t have changed it for the world.

We finally tied the knot in August 2009 in beautiful ceremony right by the beach and a rooftop reception overlooking Santa Barbara. I would love to relive that day over and over again πŸ™‚


My family is a little complicated. There are several divorces and kids thrown in the mix, but somehow everyone gets along. I grew up as an only child, and then at 7 my Dad and Stepmom had my brother Stephen and then 2 years later my sister Kelly.

Stephen, Dad, and Kelly at my wedding


My mom, my best travel companion

Random other facts that may spark your curiosity

  • I would eat breakfast for every meal of the day. And of course dessert.
  • I am very gullible. You could convince me that you lived on Pluto and colonized a Mickey Mouse fan club out there while lassoing meteors in your spare time.
  • I had imaginary friends growing up, Melody and Brooke, who were my “sisters.” I was an only child for a while, what can you say?
  • I am a editorial assistant for an academic journal, which means I am a grammar Nazi and will circle your paper with lots of red ink.
  • I talk in my sleep, or “sing” my husband claims.
  • I love reality television. I have definitely spent many Saturdays watching Real Housewives marathons while writing papers.
  • I have been in school for 22 years.
  • I have never played on a sports team….which might be why I’m so competitive in gym classes, trying to make up for lost time perhaps.
  • I will listen to any type of music…even country.
  • I studied abroad in Thailand for 6 months and still have trouble eating Thai food in the states because it just doesn’t compare.
  • I would be happy wearing scarves everyday.
  • I went to an all girls Catholic school, and yes the rumors are true about us.
  • I can’t name more than 15 presidents but I can tell you all of Brad and Angelina’s kids names.

So come along with the ride, not quite sure where I’m headed yet but it should be entertaining!


PS – Curious about the name Morningstar Project? You can read about it here.

“stay open. who knows? lightening could strike…”

*Updated December 2010


6 Responses to About

  1. Lindsay Ann says:

    Just found your blog through healthylivingblogs.com. I’m up in SLO and I just wanted to say hi! Your eggplant stacks look amazing!

  2. what a beautiful wedding picture!

  3. Jenn (GH) says:

    I’m from Indiana orginally and moved to Santa Barabara when I was 18 to go to Westmont College. Then I met my husband and we got married in SB. We couldn’t afford to stay there so we moved down the coast a wee bit and love it! I have tons of friends in SB. It’s such a fun and beautiful place.

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