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 🙂
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.
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