The first time I ever met Lyndsey Fryer was on ice skates. She'd detoured from a yoga training in Mexico to an ice rink in Los Angeles just so we could meet. There'd been some hot toddies involved prior to ice skating and the few hours she was with us before heading home to Sacramento were quite memorable. One of my absolute favorite things about Lyndsey is that she is like a walking "YES." Her energy, her perspective, her sparkle encourages spontaneity, digging deep and spending less than 20 hours in LA because she knows it'll be worth it.
And this little fireball of inspiration has recently launched her new website complete with her gorgeous writing. So do yourself a favor and after reading this interview, make a tea and curl up with Make a Wave. Oh, and she's a rad yoga teacher too so if you are in Sacramento check her out.
What rocks your bliss? Oh man, GOOD QUESTION. Nature. Adventures. Travel. Bon-fire nights. Dance party nights. Taking risks. Getting messy. Playing. Being surrounded by innovators, and people I absolutely adore.
Describe your perfect day. I wake up before the sun rises, in a beautiful home on the west coast with all my favorite people (and dogs). The evidence of a few bottles of red wine from the night before, got nothin’ on the big ol’ mugs of coffee, and all of us sitting around the fire, looking out at the ocean as the sun comes up. Half of us head out for a surf sesh, and half of us lounge. The loungers make it happen in the kitchen, we’re talking, bacon, eggs, pancakes, and more bacon. The day is easy breezy, all my friends are creators. Artists, teachers, speakers, photographers, leaders. And that’s the day. A simple day. People that love each other, hanging, music always playing, doors always open, the ocean always close, and never shoes (not unless totally necessary). We gather round the dinner table, flannels, hoodies, and a new night of memories. We’ll leave tomorrow on planes that land all over the world, going out always with big giant bear hugs, and the words: I love you, I’m here for you, I believe in you. Don’t give up. Family.
Share a huge goal you are rocking. Well, turns out, I’m a writer. It still scares the crap out of me to say that. But I’m saying it. And I’ll say it all the way to launch. My website is almost complete. It’s a giant-step forward for me to turn something I love, into something I do.
How do you celebrate you? I absolutely adore alone time. I love to head out for an adventure with little to no plans on where I’ll end up. I celebrate by being outdoors, and seeking the view, as much as possible.
What inspires you? People that make my heart beat louder. People who are vulnerable, kind, passionate and bold. And hilarious. I cannot get enough of hilarious people, and am so inspired by the lightness in this life.
What is your power outfit. I’m like that naked unruly baby that would prefer no clothes. BUT, if I must. Boyfriend jeans, my old worn frye boots, an old grey concert t-shirt, hair up in a messy bun. My 1 dollar earings from Kenya. And a big necklace. BOOM.
SING, what is your karaoke song? Free fallin, Duh. Also, rump shaker. Just cause.
How do you handle setbacks? Honestly, not well. I always appreciate them…but sometimes it takes me years. It’s part of what I’m working on right now. How can I learn to love the struggle. Let go of expectations. To stay steady on my vision, relentless yet flexible, is an art I’m learning more about each day.
Gut reaction, what do you think of failure? I think it sucks. And I’m grateful for every single one of mine. I am notorious for failing. My nickname at work is chumbawumba (I get knocked down…and I get up again, you’re welcome for that being stuck in your head now : ) My boss once told me I’m the queen of do-overs. And she’s so right. I’m not afraid to say outloud when I’ve failed, or ask for forgiveness. I truly believe we are given the same lesson again and again and again, till we finally say. OH! okay, got it, and I'm going to do it differently this time.
3 ways you rock the self LOVE. 1) long morning walks with my pup Moose (and coffee). 2) Pedicures. 3) Salt water.
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