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It is this sense of all-encompassing peace when you know you’re right where you’re supposed to be, in this exact moment in time. Sounds a bit cheesy, but I am 100% serious. To introduce myself: I am Lindsey, and I live in Houston, TX. I am originally from Texas and moved back at the end of last year from NYC, where I had lived for nearly 4 years. (What a transition that has been and continues to be!) I am 34 (will be 35 in less than a month!), and I am single with no kiddos. I have 3 nephews and a niece who are the loves of my life. They live just over an hour away from me. I am a recruiter for a living, which is a career that I love very much. A few of my favorite things: red wine, nail polish, good conversations with friends, Tex-Mex and frozen margaritas, beach vacations, the mountains, my cat Ella, a rainy day when I have nowhere to be, Bath & Body Works candles and going to the movies (solo or with a friend). I am obsessed with Top 40 music and was an opera singer in my former life. (But really, I got a college degree in vocal performance and always thought I’d end up singing professionally. Then life happened…) Right now, I am also quite obsessed with Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, and I have only very recently gotten over my obsession with Chainsmokers Closer. I love blasting music and singing along in the car. It makes me insanely happy. I have never been incredibly star-struck. I don’t have a long-standing celebrity crush necessarily, but I do have a childhood crush that has never gone away. Nathan Young. After going through junior high and high school together, we ended up going to the same college, and our moms are best friends. To this day, I always get butterflies in my stomach when we start talking about him. Ha! Young love… I started to write about what be greater means to me, but it got reeeeeeally long. And I know we’ll be talking quite a bit about that when we’re together. ☺ I’m really excited to explore that with all of you. I am just so excited!!! See you all on Wednesday! xoxoxo Reply Heather February 28, 2017 - 2:54 pm Hey girl heyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! That’s my standard sassy greeting to my closest friends, those few in my tribe, so I thought it fitting to use it here as well, because I just know we’ll all be getting really close really quickly! Full disclosure, I’ve been in a sort of plateau or funk as of late, so I’m relieved to be here…ready to work and get some movement going again! My name is Heather, I live in Myrtle Beach, SC (that’s right…my house is 6 miles from the beach…come visit and use me as your vacay!). It was a huge scary act of self love, moving here to be close to my family and close to the beach. It’s been heart-opening in the scariest ways since I left my tribe behind in MD/VA, forcing me outside of my comfort zone – forcing me to own many things about myself that I could’ve kept ignoring if I was still in the safe cocoon of my tribe. I am 32, single, no kids, just 2 rescue kitties. I have an amazing nephew and a newborn niece (6 days old!) who are both perfect and amazing! In a nutshell, I’m here because I was born into a family of non-communicators who believe in suppressing emotions and dealing only internally with whatever you’re up against. Many years ago, I learned emotional eating as a coping mechanism. If I’m honest, it has served me well, but I am ready to learn a new way. I pretty recently realized that my family members are not in my tribe and I’m coming to terms with that more and more every day. I am testing the waters of health/exercise yet again after almost a lifetime of diets and exercise as punishment. I’m not sure if the path for me is a macro-based diet or intuitive eating, but I do know that I want to start honoring my body and fueling it. I look forward to “meeting” you all and I commit to you ladies that I will show up, be present and really see you throughout our journey together. Cheers! Heather Reply Robin Cricket February 28, 2017 - 3:57 pm Good morning…my eyes are barely open and I haven’t gotten in a good “wake that ass up” stretch just yet. I wanted to start my day with something positive and supportive, and I knew this was the place to do it. Thank you Sarah for creating a safe and supportive place for us to come together and be vulnerable, and authentically ourselves. I have no idea what is ahead on this journey. I am reserving expectations, and choosing to be open. And am excited to be sharing it with all of you. In the spirit of Lindsey’s awesome intro….I am a self taught chef/baker, and owner of Cricket Crumbs, a custom cake and desserts business that I run out of my apartment in Los Angeles. (Instagram @cricketcrumbs) <—– shameless plug. 40 yrs old/young, never married, no kids, 1 fur kid. A mini dachshund named, Roscoe Babaloo. I am bi-sexual, and in a new relationship, long distance, with a man. Have been single for 7yrs, after my last relationship with a woman that lasted a wonderful 3yrs. I believe that chocolate, cheese, bacon, and crunchy peanut butter are 4 major food groups. And that good whiskey, exquisite high heels, boy bands (ESPECIALLY New Kids On The Block), and Chanel red lipstick make life worth living. Fun and random facts about me: – I do not own a microwave. – I've had two open heart surgeries. – I struggle with anxiety and depression. – I am a submissive. – I have a fear of being buried alive. – I am ready to shift the negativity and self sabatoge that has been holding me back from living the life I want to live. Ladies, I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night. Thank you for sharing this experience and yourselves with all of us. Robin Cricket ❤ Reply Kelley Bridges-Smith March 1, 2017 - 6:11 am Hey y’all! (I am working on my southern vocab!) We moved from Missouri to NC last summer to be closer to family, it was actually our 5 yr plan when we got married, SUCCESS! Reading your intros I already feel so connected to you guys. There are so many parallels, I know this group wasn’t by chance. I have been married 8 years and have a 15mth old son, 2 cats and 2 dogs. I’ll be 30 this year. I have struggled with my weight since my teens(down 60, 90ish to go), and with anxiety for the last decade. I had always worked in powerful positions career wise, but after a tough labor and delivery, decided not to go back. Which has left me struggling with my identity. Since then postpartum depression has ran over me like a herd of UPS trucks, the semi ones, not the delivery ones, like with the double trailers. The last few months have been better and I’m on this journey for a reason, but man it’s hard. I have taken a lot of it out on my husband, who is a trooper. I’m tearing up just thinking about how hard this must be on him, watching me lose myself and lash out at him constantly. Luckily we have the most amazing beautiful boy ever, who makes everything worth it. I am so incredibly grateful for you all, and I cannot wait to know you. My go get em music would be some 80’s/90’s gangster rap, or give it to me I’m worth it by 5th harmony. I think now my spirit animal is an otter, thanks for that Sarah! Love you guys already. Ps I tried to click the link to the Facebook page and it says error? Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.