Thursday, August 12, 2010


Thanks for the support yesterday. After I posted, I enjoyed e-mailing back and forth with a few of you about feeling "behind" as well as losing weight and how it's a different animal in different lives. (Side note: I've added an e-mail address in the column to the right. Feel free to reach out!)

I feel like you people like it when I am an open book. Do you? A lot more people are reading now that I am being a little more vulnerable and honest in my posts, whether I'm talking about losing weight or losing boyfriends. I don't want to keep dredging up the past, but if you've talked to me recently then you can tell that I am still feeling the effects of the breakup in lots of different ways. But the thing about me being honest is that I want to know who I am being honest to.

Let's make a deal. I'll continue being real, if some of you be real too. I want to get to know you. How'd you find this blog? Where do you come from? And why do you keep coming back? You tell me your story, and I'll keep telling mine.

"How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, and girl this time you're all alone.
But it's time you started living,
It's time you let someone else do some giving...

Love is all around, no need to waste it,
You can have a town, why don't you take it?
You're gonna make it after all!
You're gonna make it after all!"


  1. I meant to comment on the last post and then got side tracked. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your honesty! I have NO idea how I stumbled upon your blog because I have been reading it for quite some time but I really enjoy reading about all of your adventures.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Let's see, I used to live in Auburn and saw your blog on some people's blogs that I knew in Auburn. Your posts made me laugh so I read your blog sometimes but now my totally anonymous blog stalker cover is blown :) I like reading your stuff about Nashville because I live about an hour away in Kentucky :)


  3. LJ,
    Found your blog through Strunk several months back and love reading it! In response to your post yesterday, I have so felt your pain and boy, have I been in your shoes! Since I didn't get married until I was in my later 20's (and a lot of my friends already had 2 kids at the time), I know how you feel. But it's so worth it, hang in there! Once you wade through this painful time and come through stronger on the other side, you'll know yourself better. You'll be ready for the right person to come along, or at least that's what happened in my life. By looking back on some of the heartache associationed with my past relationships, I now realize it was all worth it since I got to really live my life for myself for a couple of years. I know it gets lonely but just think about all you're experiencing right now! You'll look back on this time and realize, even through the pain, you loved your life and you'll cherish everything that you're getting to experience as a young, single, fun-loving girl with a great job in a great town! Just my 2 cents!

  4. I found your blog through Jennifer's blog, who I went to hs with. You kept my attention through all your humor and things we have in common, but I am definitely loving the "real" that has surfaced recently.

    I think more often than not people, including myself, avoid being too honest on the blog. It isn't the strangers I don't want to be honest to either - it is the people I know! You really make me want to be more open on my blog too.

  5. I found you through several friends blogs.. my husband also went to high school with you and we are both AU grads.. love reading your blog.. I think I got hooked with Carrie Underwood story! And most recently with American Idol b/c a coworker tried out in Nashville so we all read it to compare to his experience! Thanks for allowing us to follow along and being so real.

  6. being real, how was the carrot last night?

  7. hi - i am a totally random person who stumbled onto your blog through the suggestion of google reader. i like your writing - the first post i read was the recent one that you removed, and after reading it, i said to myself "she's an honest girl, i am going to add her to my reader!" so many blogs are just fluffy accounts of how great their lives are... it is nice to read your real and honest posts.

    I am commenting because I occasionally feel like i am making myself vulnerable on my own blog by being honest, and would LOVE to know who some of the folks are that sitemeter is telling me are viewing my blog. and if i got feedback, i would be more honest, more candid.

    anyway, thanks for the entertaining way that you write... i loved hearing about your idol tryout by the way...

  8. Y'all are so nice! Thanks for introducing yourselves and saying hi. Now that you've all outed yourselves, you have to keep commenting, you know :)

    Anna - it tasted a lot like a spoonful of Edy's slow-churned French Silk ice cream?

    Stephanie - I'm a little embarrassed that's the first post you read :) But hopefully you've found the funnier ones and feel in the loop now!

  9. Hi! I also found you through another friend's blog! I went to Auburn too! I love all your posts, the "real" and the funny! You are very relatable!

  10. Do I really need to introduce myself? I always read, even if it is 5 old posts at one time! Sorry I don't always comment, I usually mean to at least say hello and then get distracted! I am that person that you wonder, "why is she looking at my blog for 2 1/2 hours?" when you see your site meter thing... Open, read, have to do something, come back, read, forget to comment, etc.
    I appreciate your honesty and I hate that you feel "behind." Just know that not being in your shoes, some days I wish I was! I dream of Saturdays in my pajamas reviewing recipes, or even having a membership to a gym! I have had to learn a lot about contentment with where I am and what I am doing, even in things that I CHOSE! I think that is something we all have to learn in our lives. It is neat to see you growing and learning these things now, and keeping your focus on being healthy, in every way!

  11. We used to be suitemates, found your blog from one of a million CWE blogs. I'm pretty impressed to say that your blog has made our friendship a very special one - keep on writing, girl!

  12. i just wanted to comment. i always comment though, so i am not cool like the rest of the delurkers.

  13. I think you know my story. I've known you since the 5th grade. We lived together in college. You stood by my side when I got married. And you are dear to my heart. Any questions? Didn't think so! :) LOVE YOU!

  14. Don't ever, ever forget the Auburn Spirit. You have a bigger dose of it than most thanks to your experience at CWE. War Eagle

    Larry A.

  15. oh, one other thing. yesterday was totally crappy, and i really felt your post hit home-- especially this part: "It is a hard thing to do, but once you accept this idea of non-attachment, life flows a lot more smoothly." i forgot to mention that earlier...

  16. I creeped onto your blog from Lindsey's blog. I used to work with her! As always, I love your blog, and comment often!!

  17. Hey Lindsey! I am a friend of Eric and I also think we were in the same Rho Chi group at rush...small world. I absolutely love your blog, but don't usually comment because I didn't know if you wanted to hear from random people you don't know well! I just want to tell you that I love your blog. I started reading it because you're so funny and have so much courage (I think I started reading during your tap dancing lessons...). However, I've been really identifying with what you've been writing lately because I am also 27 and single. I feel pretty confident and fulfilled most of the time, but every once in a while (like when I'm buying my 8th bridesmaid dress) it can feel a little lonely. Thanks so much for writing...I really enjoy it!

  18. I am your mother. I read your blog...especially since I am the subject at times. You make me laugh. You make me cry. I love you dearly.

  19. Woops...I just realized I spelled your name wrong! Sorry about that Lindsay!

  20. I went to Auburn and found your blog through jennifer's blog. I love all of your stories and your honesty! Keep it up!

  21. Hi there! I spotted your blog some time ago as a new Alabamian-turned-Minnesotan (I think about the state fair?). Your blogs are wonderfully entertaining, cleverly written... I just love peeping in, from time to time. It's about time I left a "hello."

    And how I miss most everything Southern!

    (I'm not even going to mention that my loyalties lie with a certain other university in our fair home state.... :) )

    Nice to "meet" you!

  22. I don't remember how I found your blog, but I've been reading for a few years at least. I love the openness and vulnerability...I also struggle to balance the funny/witty blog posts with the reality that life isn't always just the good stuff. But enough about me... ;) I think my favorite post in semi-recent history had to be when you visited the Home Alone house. That touched my heart like few things ever have. :)

  23. I have been reading since day one! I'm a little behind right now, but it's not for lack of LOVING you!

  24. Hi Lindsay! You do not know me but I stumbled upon your blog from various friends. I was hooked the first time I read it because you are so funny and you say the things I think but am too afraid to say! I was a freshman at Auburn in Fall 2004 and I specifically remember you running for Miss Homecoming. You came to our chapter room and I remember you singing "Ain't too proud to beg" and I thought you were so funny, yet still classy and sophisticated. I voted for you and was so happy when your name was announced at half-time. Anyways, keep up the great blogging. Your life seems so exciting! I'm still confused at where you work/what your title is, but it sounds important. :)

  25. Lindsey - Great comment. Thanks for the perspective that there is always someone out there that would trade places with you.

    Lauren Cole - you are so sweet. Thanks for the encouragement.

    LJ - We were in the same Rho Chi group? Too funny. Eight dresses? Yikes. I only have six. And no worries on the name :)

    Erika - I am glad you liked the Home Alone post. That was definitely a milestone in my life!

    Katie and Jen - love you too :)

    Courtney - thanks so much for your sweet words! Miss Homecoming... good times. E-mail me and I'll tell you what I do now.

    Everyone else - thanks for saying hi and War Eagle. Now that you've all "delurked" yourself, you have to comment more! :)


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