About Me

Hello, friends! I’m glad you’re here. My name is Lindsay Wilcox, and this is a blog about my attempt to live joyfully and to help you do the same.

I am a black Catholic woman who loves Jesus, grammar, and Harry Potter (usually in that order). I’m originally from southern Maryland, but my life has taken me to many places around the country and around the world. Currently, home is Louisville, Kentucky, but I’ll always be a Maryland girl at heart.

I work as an English teacher. I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland (in English) and a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame (in education).

Before my most recent stint in teaching, I managed contracts for a general contractor in Texas (in construction). Before that, I taught high school English in Alabama while earning my master’s degree, and I worked in campus ministry at the University of Texas at Austin. I studied engineering in high school.

I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

My family and I are not especially close, but they’re still important to me. I have one younger sister, who lives in South Carolina, and a younger brother, who is finishing college in Pennsylvania. My parents are still married (to each other), and they live in Maryland. My ex-boyfriend, Mr. Man (not his real name) made some appearances here on the blog as well.

“The things that we love tell us what we are.” —St. Thomas Aquinas

I try to live out my Catholicism adjective-free: not “devout Catholic,” not “traditional Catholic,” not even “faithful Catholic”—just “Catholic.” However, my religious life is extremely important to me.

Everything I write here or have ever written online or offline comprises my own opinions, which are not necessarily those of my present or past employers or Catholic organizations to which I belong or have belonged. I recognize the authority of my local bishop in the Archdiocese of Louisville and of Pope Francis.

I am open and honest about my faith, but I am not trying to convert you. If you’re interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, I would be happy to talk with you. Only you can decide if you want to be converted.

“If ever I should say something that isn’t in conformity with what the Holy Roman Catholic Church holds, it will be through ignorance and not through malice. This can be held as certain, and also that through the goodness of God I always am, and will be, and have been subject to her.” —St. Teresa of Avila

From 2011 to 2017, I wrote reviews every other Tuesday for ATX Catholic. You can find more information and an index of my reviews here.

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