Hello,

My Name is Lauren and I'm so happy you're here!

I have so many hopes and dreams for this blog and the community that I hope to build with you all. I’ve wanted to start my own blog for about four years, but until December 2017, I just couldn’t get anything to stick. 

But then, over the course of a year, my entire life changed.

I have suffered from severe depression and anxiety since middle school. I dealt with it by hiding and ignoring it until I started my first year of college, and all hell broke loose. My life was a spiraling mess and I was so lost, but because I hid from all my problems, I didn’t even acknowledge that I had lost control of my life and my future.

In the fall of 2017, I realized how close I was to graduating college, and that I had no idea what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go. To say the least, I had been crippling myself on a daily basis from all the bad choices and coping mechanisms that I had used for years and it had caught up to me.

I was confronted with all the unhealthy ways I had been avoiding things in my life when I moved out of state for a summer. It was like the ultimate detox: the first few weeks were awful, and then I started to feel better. And after that I finally started to help myself after years of self-destruction.

I realized that there was no reason I had to keep living in such a negative way; and you shouldn’t have to either. Life can be so much more if we just take a good look at ourselves and decide to make a claim on our future and on our happiness. There is no reason that anyone should continue to live in despair when there is another choice.

I’m not saying I have all the answers to anything, because I definitely don’t, but through this blog I hope to share the journey I’m on in a way that might be helpful to you. I want to share all the tips and ways that I have started to improve my life, the insights I’ve had through my own wellness journey, and all the ways I’ve started to see positive changes.

Hopefully, there will be a decent amount of humor, some amateur philosophical discussion, and honest posts about honest living, but I think that that is all just a part of the makings of a good life.

We may be young, but there is no reason to put off loving our lives.

Over and out,

Lauren

 
 Lauren (me) the author and owner of Miss Tae Lo.

Lauren (me) the author and owner of Miss Tae Lo.

fun facts about Me:

1. I love Korean pop music

2. I've re-read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott upwards of 15 times since the 4th grade

3. I tried to quit drinking coffee, but went back because I missed the taste of fresh coffee

4. My Myers Briggs Personality Type is: INFJ

5. I love all animals but don't like domestic/house birds

 Me again, hello

Me again, hello