For years I have toyed with the idea of starting a blog simply because I have always enjoyed writing and I am a middle child desperate for anyone to listen to me ha.
However, in typical Lauren fashion it was a grandiose idea seen through rose colored glasses in my head with background music playing and the actual reality of it just didn’t compare. So like so many ideas before, I was all talk and no action.
Recently I have gone through a very difficult time. One that has forever changed me (more on this another time, it’s still way to raw for me to speak openly about, however I would be remiss if I didn’t note that in my darkest hours my husband, family and true, true friends were my rocks and I will never be able to thank you for the love and support you showed me and the courage you gave me to see that even after the darkest days, the sun will rise again) and its because of this experience I decided it was time to bring this blog to life.
My hope for this blog is for it to be a place I can share my crazy life; my ups and downs of being a mom and a wife, my daily struggle of trying to do it all while balancing a 9-5 and running my own business. I hope for this to be a place I can talk freely about how I miss my son when he sleeps and I stand there and stare at him. How sometimes I hide in the bathroom stall at work because it’s so nice to be able to pee without a toddler pulling the t.p. off the roll or narrating that “mommy pooping” while I go to the bathroom. A place I can share my excitement over a good hair day, or the adorable dress I scored for for under $20. The secret to my long lashes or the 30 minute workout that just left my legs like jello so now I’m housing a bag of M&Ms.
Maybe you can relate, maybe you’re reading this thinking yes, me too and I want long lashes also! Maybe you just think I’m crazy and you’re asking yourself “does she seriously have nothing better to do?” Either way, I invite you to follow along and I promise to always be real, always be ridiculous and that I will never be on time.