Lindsey Johnson
Co-Founder & CEO, Weezie Towels

Faced with an hour to yourself (perhaps a problem you don’t often have), what do you do with free time?

My answer used to be going to the grocery store and/or cooking (I love food!), but as I get closer to my due date I have been in more of a “Netflix and Chill” mode. I have binged some pretty embarrassing shows lately – most recently Ginny & Georgia which I recommend. Now that I am fully vaccinated, I am planning to get back into the mani/pedi game. It has been far too long!

What is the thing you bought in the last three months that you have most enjoyed?

We just moved to a new house in Atlanta and I have had so much fun filling it with new art. I have picked up pieces from Melvin G., Kit Porter, Matchbook Diaries and more.

What’s the last song you listened to?

Just listened to LCD Soundsystem’s "Oh Baby" while I was getting ready this morning.Did you learn anything new in the last 12 months that has surprised you?

About 12 months ago I was giving birth to my first baby in New York City in the earliest days of the pandemic, and now I am less than 2 months away from having my second baby in Atlanta as the pandemic seems to be winding down. So much has changed for us (both personally and professionally) in just one year and I have been pleasantly surprised at how resilient, and happy, we have remained through it all.

What is the best parental shortcut you have learned as a mother? Something that makes life easier, more sane, or more fun? 

I am fortunate that I grew up with very loving, supportive parents. That said, they always had other things going on in their lives besides just raising my brothers and me. I think because I wasn’t necessarily always the “center of their universe” so-to-speak it allowed me the space to grow into my own person. I hope that even though my husband and I cannot always be there with our kids physically (we both work), they may actually benefit by learning independence and self-confidence.

2020 has dealt us all with lots of challenges - what was a low moment in 2020 and how did you overcome or face it? 

Moving in with my in-laws in Virginia in late-March 2020 with a 10 day old baby, while Weezie’s future was very much in question was a hard time for me both personally and professionally. At the time I faced it with long walks and probably too much wine, but in retrospect I think what got me through was the support of family, friends, colleagues and childcare. I have gotten much better at asking for help and leaning on those around me for support when needed.  What are you most looking forward to in a post-vaccine world? What bar, restaurant, or place are you most eager to visit?

I have GOT to get back to New York City. It was my home for a decade, which is by far the longest I’ve ever lived in any one place. I miss it desperately!

Do you believe in setting personal goals? If so, how do you hold yourself accountable to them?

I am a huge fan of goals. I write them down at the beginning of each year and periodically check in with them to see if any need to be modified, etc.

How important is community to you, and how do you go about building and nurturing it for your family?

As I already mentioned, having a support system has been crucial for me over the past year. It has been especially hard to build a new one in a new city during a pandemic, but we are getting there, slowly but surely! It’s required putting myself out there -- lots of friend dates, walks, etc. which can be hard at first but I know will be worth it!Shop Lindsey's Look: Boho Tie Dress