That’s me >>>>>>> Lauren.
Well, that was me a few years ago. But I still look the same. People tell me I look young for my age. It’s always fun to see the reaction on people’s faces when I tell them I have four kids.
But enough about my genetically inherited baby face. Allow me to get serious for a minute…
I’ve tried for a very long time to figure out what I wanted to contribute to the world.
Always wanting to leave a positive mark, I attempted things that I felt would be a way I could help others. All the while, in the back of my mind, I had dreams of writing.
I never felt confident enough to call myself a writer because I’ve never been paid for my work (not to mention it wasn’t my chosen major or profession in college). Writing is so easy for me and I tried to complicate things by coming up with all sort of reasons not to just write.
But alas, I’ve realized my mistake.
The evolution of what to do with my life
I’ve been trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, the round hole being societies view on what a female with kids should do. The square peg being the dreams I had to just be happy writing.
I made the mistake by trying to fit in with what other bloggers were doing. I tried to replicate their efforts in order to cut corners and save myself time. If it works for them, I thought.
But listening and reading all the advice online about how to make a career out of blogging did nothing but distract me from writing and from believing in my own abilities.
I no longer desire to grow a following quickly or in having a blog niched to one topic just so that I could rank higher on Google. Quite the opposite – I want the freedom to write about anything and everything.
Sure, I have my lifestyle blog, Life Spark with Lauren, to write about my experiences raising kids and all the stress, anxiety and overwhelm that goes along with, but beyond that, I have sooo much more I’d like to say.
I no longer feel the pull to cater to what readers supposedly want from a blogger. I will never be able to satisfy everyone who’s online anyway, so why am I allowing such a tiny thing as picking a niche stand in my way?
In time, there will probably be a rythmn to what topics I cover. For now, it all might seem random. However, since life is complex and multi-faceted, so should my writing.
A little more about me
A few things about me to help you get an idea of where I’m coming from in my writing.
- I meditate, practice yoga and watch what I eat (okay, sometimes I don’t).
- I use essential oils* and take supplements.
- I believe in balancing chakras and the power of healing stones.
- I get massages regularly and have been to energy healers.
- I desperately avoid parabens in my personal care products.
- I buy organic as often as possible (even though my husband doesn’t see the point).
- I believe that I was put on this earth for a purpose and by quieting my mind I can connect to my higher self.
- I believe in the power of our mental thoughts and how they can manifest good (or bad) things into my life.
To those on the outside, I’m a little bit woo woo.
But I don’t mind.
And if you don’t mind, a lot of woo woo comes out in what I write.
How to stay updated
The best way to stay up-to-date with me is, honestly, by following me on Instagram. I tend to post lots of inspirational messages.
*I’m obligated to tell you that this page includes an affiliate link directing you to Rocky Mountain Oils, the only company I trust to buy my essential oils. By clicking my link and placing an order, I will earn a commission from Rocky Mountain Oils. Ordering through my link doesn’t cost you anything more than if you ordered directly through them. The money I make from affiliates helps support my writing dream.