Welcome! I’m Lindsey, an eternal dreamer and thinker, a seeker, and a creator. I’m learning to approach life as a practice. 

This blog is meant to be a journal, a work-in-progress. It is a space for me to sort out my thoughts and to share them with you, in hopes that they might resonate and bring some clarity to your own experiences as well. But I also know that I learn through conversation, so I hope you’ll do some talking, too. Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and let’s get to know one another.

The current iteration of this site has been a long time coming. It’s the second try I’m making under the title, The Next Course, and my third take at blogging in general. The first two blogs were about food. If you care to learn more about these past projects, I’ve left it all up for you to explore. I think it’s important for us to be honest with one another, for me to let you know that I have wandered my way to where I am today.

This is a space for dreaming, thinking, questioning, practicing. My writing is not about answers, but rather an attempt to continue learning more about myself and the world around me through daily practice(s), through lived experience.

This is a space for seeking to see the beauty of God’s creation in every day moments and every day life; seeking to uncover, to reassemble, to create anew with each day; seeking to be honest with myself; seeking to be compassionate towards others; seeking to share my story as a way of empathizing, connecting, and learning with others.

This is a space for seeing creation as a process. It is not the pursuit of a moment in which I have suddenly “become”; not the pursuit of perfection, but rather cultivation creativity as a constant, lifelong practice.

For now, I’m in an information-gathering, question-asking, clarity-seeking phase. I think I know where it’s heading, but I am not quite there yet. But I want to share this process with you.

The Questions I Am Asking…

What are the patterns, the practices, that sustain life, and what are the habits that deplete us?

How can we cultivating a sense of wonder, awe, and mystery in our daily lives?

How do we find meaningful, passion-driven work, in alignment with our value systems, while also making space for the necessity of personal creative practice and a mindful life?

What does it mean to explore these questions within a community of like-minded seekers?


Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or ideas for this space. Thank you so much for reading and following along.




  1. rosewithoutthorns · · Reply

    Hey Lindsay! I really love what you’ve created here on your blog, and that you’ve chose to explore the role of food blogs in our culture. A very nice and rare breath of fresh air in the very crowded food blogosphere!

    1. Lindsey · · Reply

      Thank you, Felicia! I am so glad you have found my site, and hope you will continue to join the conversation here.

  2. I love this. It’s definitely a conversation we should be having, given the current culture of food blogging. It’s always important to think critically about our personal actions & larger social movements. There’s something so poetic, warm, social, and open about sharing stories about food, but there some important questions here – who are the writers that are setting the dominant narratives of food blogging, and what are the implications of that? Where are the smaller food stories, and how can we find them? Anyway, I look forward to perusing the contents of your blog more deeply. :)

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