Lindsay Wallace

Bio

Lindsay’s inspiration for writing comes from travel, emotion, and the desire to share her experiences as someone living with bipolar II disorder. More of Lindsay's work can be found on her blog at www.thescenicwayhome.wordpress.com.

What Happens When Your Favorite Hero Turns Out To Be A Douchebag

By Lindsay Wallace
One thing I’ve learned over the years is meeting your hero can be a precarious thing. Because we often put our heroes on pedestals, we have preconceived notions and high expectations that their personalities and characters match what already we…

I'll Always Come Back: Notes To My Future Husband On My Mental Illness

By Lindsay Wallace
Dear future husband, At some point in our life together, you will have to play the role of the caregiver. When you find yourself in this role, my emotional well-being may overshadow your own. I am truly sorry for this. Promise me when this happens,…

How I Found A Relationship When I Was Deemed Too Damaged To Love

By Lindsay Wallace
It is difficult to look at people who seemingly have it all on the outside, and imagine they are damaged and broken on the inside. These are the people who expertly hide their realities. These are the ones who quietly suffer from life experiences of…

The Simple Life: 10 Ways Being Outdoorsy Makes You A Better Person

By Lindsay Wallace
If you have a love for the outdoors, you know there is a natural high that comes with summiting a peak, rafting a Class V rapid, off-road bicycling or catching a 40-pound fish. One adventure down and you’re likely talking about or planning the next…

The Beauty And Pain Of Getting Through A Breakup

By Lindsay Wallace
It always hurts when long-term relationships end. The more we see this person as being the right match for us and the more we picture our futures with them, the more we expected things to work out. When we realize the future we once pictured…

Seeking Help Is Not A Weakness: 7 Lessons My Depression Taught Me

By Lindsay Wallace
We all, at some level, have experienced depression. The reasons why may vary: maybe you lost a family member or friend to cancer. Maybe you experienced a devastating heartbreak. Or, as someone living with bipolar II disorder, maybe there is no…

Put It Into Perspective: 5 Trivial Matters To Stop Stressing Over

By Lindsay Wallace
Stress is a normal part of life. Everyone experiences it and it seems like it peaks in our 20s — a decade defined by transition and change. In our first attempt at making it in the “real world,” we look for new apartments, cities, jobs and try to…

What It Was Like To Stay In A Psychiatric Ward For One Week

By Lindsay Wallace
*Names have been changed. The first thing I see when I enter the psychiatric unit is a girl, Becca, mumbling to herself and shuffling up and down the hallway. Her long, jet black hair is draped over the front of her face, and I immediately think she…

3 Travel Tips To Live By So Everyday Life Can Be An Adventure

By Lindsay Wallace
There are many lessons to be learned from traveling. While I don’t necessarily think a week-long trip can transform who you are, I do believe, collectively, travel experiences can. As a wanderlust at heart, I have traveled the United States…

How Women In Literature Taught Me To Write Fearlessly And Purposefully

By Lindsay Wallace
Growing up, I was obsessed with memoirs, creative nonfiction and personal essay collections. I dove headfirst into books about self-exploration, breakups, human suffering, sexual exploration and addiction. I particularly loved female authors who…

The Pursuit Of Love: Why Vulnerability Is Love's Key Ingredient

By Lindsay Wallace
Love in your 20s can be one long, horrible, emotionally devastating journey. When we find it, we are boastful and happy; when we lose it, we are devastated and full of despair. When we are single, we begrudge others who have it. It’s not surprising…

Love Ain't Easy: 7 Things You Learn About Relationships In Your 20s

By Lindsay Wallace
Love and relationships aren’t always easy, especially in our 20s. But that doesn’t necessarily make the experience unpleasant. In every failed relationship, we learn valuable life lessons and ultimately, come out on the other side as stronger, wiser…

The Balance Between Light And Dark: What Bipolar II Disorder Feels Like

By Lindsay Wallace
I have a secret I’ve been keeping from myself for years. I know something is wrong with me; I can feel it in my bones. It sits quietly in my unsettled mind, occasionally making an appearance just to remind me it’s still there. I will it to go away,…

The Other Eating Disorder: The Connection Between Depression And Binge Eating

By Lindsay Wallace
As someone living with bipolar II disorder, I find myself hanging in the balance between light and dark. Like a pendulum swinging back and forth, I cycle between one emotional extreme and another. I have severe depression and hypomania, with periods…

5 Things Pets Can Teach Us About Our Human Relationships

By Lindsay Wallace
National Love Your Pet Day is a day set aside to celebrate the love we have for our pets and to give them a little extra pampering. We’ve all heard the research that shows pets can positively impact our emotional and physical well-beings, from…