Today I am absolutely delighted to share with you the sweet Ruthie Lindsey. I don’t know how I first came across Ruthie, but when I stumbled on her Instagram account I just couldn’t stop reading, looking at her beautiful photos and taking in all this girl has to say. She really has the most beautiful and positive outlook on life and she really inspires me to see life the same way. The thing is, it’s not just because she’s a happy person, although that has a lot to do with it. It’s more that she’s been through some serious hardship and come out the other side – she’s taken the hole created in her life by some awful experiences and she fills it up with all the love and all the beauty she comes across every day. She's used her experiences to open her eyes to the good and the bad, and lives each day with a very real appreciation.
Life has been tough these past few years, it’s sent some awful things my way and I have never known such pain and heart break, and when I came across Ruthie’s talk for Creative Mornings I just couldn't tear myself away. Rarely has anything resonated with me so clearly, and I can’t tell you the comfort that comes from knowing that others have felt so much pain and come through to live not just a happy life, but an even happier life than they ever thought possible.
Anyway, I’ll stop chatting away and leave you with Ruthie to share her story and her dream with you, maybe some of you will have needed to hear it as much as I did the first time I saw it:
I really feel like the thing I want to do most is to travel the world meeting people and speaking, sharing my story and the message that you can live a really beautiful life despite your circumstances. Beauty spills out of brokenness and the broken and painful parts of life don't have to determine our joy. In fact, I live by the quote
I truly believe that to the core of my being.
So I would love to have the opportunity to share that as much as possible. My creative mornings talk was the fist time I have ever done anything like that and it lit a fire in me and made me want to do it so much more!!!
To read Ruthie's story, click here and head on over to her website. Also, don't forget to follow her on instagram to see more of her adventures in Nashville, curating wonderful occasions in collaboration with some amazing people including Local Milk, Free People and Kinfolk. Oh and she has such amazing taste in interior design that Taylor Swift shot her album artwork at Ruthie's house!!!
Thanks for contributing to One Day, Ruthie! Keep on keeping on as you do, you're already reaching people across the world.
Phot credits :: Sionnie Lafollette, top two. Tyler Sharpe, bottom one.