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Lindsey Raye Ward  Drummer. Dreamer. Believer. 📩 Contact: lindseydrummer32@gmail.com

Working on some groove ideas💡
New videos on the way, starting in August!

My drums have a permanent home for a while for the first time in 5 years. .

Let the fun begin 👍🏼

First time behind an acoustic drum kit in almost a year. Partially by choice, partially not.. felt SO good to play again.
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I will have a permanent studio set up in about a week. I’m very excited. Expect to be annoyed by all the new content that is coming 😉

With depression, anxiety, and suicide on the rise at a rapid rate, I’ve sat here for days with a very heavy heart for humanity. My mind has been consumed everywhere I go with the fact that people are in so much pain, that they feel the only way out is through not living anymore. This isn’t an easy topic of discussion. It’s uncomfortable, but I want to talk about it. I want to see chains broken around the subject of mental health. I know there are so many people out there who are hurting. Who feel alone. Who feel like life isn’t going to get any better. And I can relate, because I’ve been there too. I know words and a post on Instagram don’t fix deep rooted problems, but a sincere understanding can certainly scratch the surface. .

I know what it’s like to be completely burnt out on life. To be overwhelmed by the struggle. And if you’re in that place, you’re not alone. Believe it or not, I know some truth about you. And those truths are that you are LOVED. You are VALUABLE. And you have PURPOSE. The good news, is that there is HOPE for your current situation. Even if you can’t see it right now. It’s there. God had you on His mind before the foundation of the world. You have infinite worth. Whatever you may be in the midst of, do not give up. The weight of the world is heavy. And we are not meant to carry all of that weight by ourselves. Vulnerability is hard. Surrendering control is HARD. And these are things I’m still working on every single day, too. I’m in therapy. I understand the process. I know feelings of hopelessness. Like I said, you’re not alone. So if there’s one place you can start, it’s by confiding in anyone who you can let your guard down with, and lower your mask off just enough to let them see you. We were not created to go through life isolated. Please do not suffer in silence. You are not a burden. You are marvelous. It gets better. Little by little. Day by day. From grace to grace. Keep your eyes ahead.

6.11.18

Workin’ out some patterns.. 🤓

Nothing puts my heart at ease like a small town, a lake, and a forest.
No matter where you live, or what you do, make sure that you’re taking time for self care. It’s important. And don’t forget that you’re loved. That is also important.

Hey friends. Can I be vulnerable for a minute?
The past year of my life has been 100% dedicated to my therapy and to learning how to manage/find freedom from anxiety, and music has been put on hold for a little while. It’s been really, REALLY hard not being able to play drums as much as I want too. Sometimes to move forward, your priority has to be to get yourself healthy, first. Which requires a lot of your physical, emotional, and mental energy. I reached a point before this journey of healing began where I was so unmotivated, and so depressed, that I just kind of lost it all for a little while.
I don’t know if any of you can relate, but life gets really hard for me when I’m not being creative, as that’s how I express myself, and I had never been in a place where that didn’t matter to me before. It scared me. I couldn’t imagine letting anxiety steal the part of me that I love the most: my passion and my joy.
I’m happy to say that for the first time in a while, my motivation and deep love for this instrument is coming back to life. And this time with new dreams, and an even greater purpose since I have a story to tell. -If you’re struggling right now, I promise you it gets better. Keep going.- It’s time to begin again. (new videos coming soon)

Thanks for listening.

|| your mountains are moving.. remember the works His hands have done, where you once were, and how far you’ve come ||

I took 3 weeks off of social media, and here are some of my thoughts I’d like to share: I think we all need to be reminded sometimes to be more of ourselves (I know I do), to go with the flow of our hearts, and to not live for the approval of other people.. to not be so concerned with what everyone else is doing all the time, that you start to feel left out or inadequate.. comparison is a dangerous place to live in.. we all move at a different pace, and just because you aren’t where you’d hope to be yet, or because your journey doesn’t look like someone else’s, doesn’t make you a failure and it doesn’t make you worthless.. everyone has a unique place where only they can fit perfectly.. how boring would it be if we were all exactly the same, living the exact same lives. It’s ok to be different. It’s ok to not fit with the crowd. You’re not alone. Be faithful in the small stuff, and trust God with the big stuff.
That is all :)

|| LA was dreamy today ||

Dear whoever may be reading this:
I hope 2018 is a year of freedom for you. Freedom from anxiety. Freedom from fear. Freedom from addiction. Freedom from worry. I hope that you become more aware of your strength, courage, and ability to overcome. Keep your eyes ahead. Keep moving forward. The best is yet to come. You are never alone, and my words and deepest belief to all of you will always remain the same: YOU ARE LOVED.
Live loved.
Happy 2018 ❤️

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