Who am I?What a question to ask yourself. You know I have thought a lot about how I would describe myself in this post. Do I start from the beginning and tell you about then to my life now? Do I start now and work my way back to my childhood? I think I will just highlight the things that make me who I am. Lindsay Brooke Hargis.
Kentucky >>> I am a Kentucky girl at heart. I mean I am definitely a Floridian but I was born in Ashland, KY and then moved to Florida when I was a year old. Growing up my parents always shared with me the great things about my birth state. This could be why I love horses. I have one sibling, an older brother. My grandmother lived with us my entire life. I know, I’m lucky. She was a fashionista and if I had to pinpoint my love of fashion, I would have to credit her and of course my mother. Oh, and we can’t leave out Seventeen Magazine.
Busy Bee >>> As a kid I was busy. I never had a free moment. I took dance from the age of 5 as well as piano. I did gymnastics, cheerleading, modeling, acting and was a springboard diver.
Church >>> I am a Christian and Love the Lord.
Confident >>> not so much. I think I have always come across more confident than I actually am. We are all self-conscious about ourselves in some way. I work on this daily. I think that’s one reason why I like clothes so much. They can be such a confidence builder.
School >>> My younger years I went to school on the mainland. The summer before high school we moved beach side. That was a huge transition for me at a pretty delicate time in my teen years. Female, age 15, new house, city and school. My parents were very brave. However, I am so grateful they were because I loved my high school and I met my future husband.
College >>> I graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. What the heck is that you ask? Speech Pathology. GO GATORS!
Marriage >>> Just a month after I graduated college, a long long time ago, I married my high school sweetheart. Que the hearts and singing birds.
Work >>> I worked in the Brevard County School System as a Speech Pathologist and Exceptional Education teacher which enabled me to also coach spring-board diving at several high schools.
Children >>> Bye Bye teaching. I have 2 boys and 3 girls. That’s 5! Wait, did I just say that? I did! Did I plan on having 5? I can honestly say, nope. However, my husband always wanted 5 or 6. He comes from a very large family. I thought we had settled after 3, until #4 came along and shortly after #5. All by c-sections. God Bless my body for hanging in there.
Life now >>> once a busy bee, always a busy bee. I went from full time mom to now having 3 jobs…by choice. I started this school year as an assistant at the preschool that our youngest attends, which I love. I also officially launched Elbee Boutique, llc because of my love for fashion that mysteriously got put on the back burner after having kids. I wanted that love back and I hope that having this boutique can help other women find their love for fashion too. I want them to feel awesome in great clothes that are affordable. I really want Elbee to be a place that women can turn to when they need a boost. Clothing that is practical for their daily life and they won’t have to spend all their kids lunch money.
Who am I? >>> I think if you asked me who I am today I would say wife, mother and mom-treprenuer. I love every second of having 5 kids with my hubby. I am very excited about the boutique and its future. I couldn’t live without the chaos that we face everyday and I absolutely couldn’t go very long in silence. At least I think, if I could only remember what that was like. (insert eye-roll emoji).