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,