Hey there! Let me introduce myself, I’m Lyndsey the creator of Gaining Success Young.
I’m going to try my best here. I have never been very good when it comes to talking about myself. Plus, I’m a complete introvert and this is the equivalent to meeting for the first time which means I am extremely nervous. (Click here to learn more about my introvert ways!)
Not to mention, I have never been the best when it comes to writing. Not due to the fact that I have nothing to say or have no passion for it. It’s mostly because I am terrible when it comes to grammar. I try to catch my mistakes but I get so caught up in the message that I miss a few here and there. (I hope it’s only a few :/ ) haha opps!
Here’s where it all started…
My life began in a small town in Illinois. Ever since I can remember I have been a busy body. Constantly doing something. My schedule was full between volleyball, soccer, dance, or gymnastics. I never really learned how to just be still.
When I wasn’t involved in a sport I was working towards my ultimate goal of becoming a teacher. That started as playing “school” as a child. Then grew into mentoring in high school until being able to become a preschool teacher in a near by daycare.
I was constantly working hard towards my goals. I was bound and determined to lead a successful life!
The later years…
None of this stopped as I got older. Things just changed a bit. I stayed close to home and went to college to become a teacher. Throughout college I continued to play volleyball. I learned a lot about myself and my life changed drastically.
Through a bad breakup I learned how to be me and love myself. I had a tough coach that taught me to be okay with not being perfect. After meeting my now husband I learned what complete happiness is. Meeting my very best friend I taught me how to dance like no one is watching. Then after many mistakes I learned that I am human and it’s okay. I learned to get up and try again a different, better way.
During all these life lessons, I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I got a job as a Pre-K teacher shortly after graduation. At this school I found my true passion for early childhood education. This same passion lead me to later get my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. (It’s also part of the reason I came up with the name Gaining Success Young)
In the NOW…
All this lead to me to where I am in life right now! I am working full time as a preschool Director in sunny Florida! (Oh boy do I love it!) Waiting at home for me are my two husky puppies (not really puppies anymore) and my husband who is a Naval Officer in flight school, training to be a pilot.
Blogging has been something very new to me. Going from being a teacher who planned and graded pretty much non-stop to a preschool director who doesn’t have much work to take home was a hard transition.
I found myself bored at home especially when my husband was studying. Which is pretty much all the time now! I needed something to keep busy and something that I enjoy doing. Blogging is exactly that for me.
The birth of Gaining Success Young
As I started planning my blog I knew that I wanted my passion for children and early success in life to be a part of it. I also wanted it to be about helping create happiness in life. Using my life lessons and early learning I wanted help others gain success young. By young I mean two things 1) helping parents help their children grow and develop the skills needed to become successful in life and 2) Helping young parents create a happy and healthy life for themselves. Which to me is true success. And there was my title, tagline and my purpose.
Creating your success
If you stick with me we can create success together. Through trial and error and through life experience. To start the hard work to success, all you need to do is subscribe to my blog so you can be involved in my journey and make one for yourself as well!
Success Starts Here
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will join us! See you soon!