While traveling is an excellent conduit to self-discovery because the chances of being pushed outside of your comfort zone are greater, you don’t have to go to another continent to do this.
Letters from Lauren is a compilation of posts sharing snippets of Lauren’s journey from self-harm, self-destruction, abuse, and suicide attempts to the woman she is today.
This is to be the great summer of myself, of living beyond comfort zones, of finding courage and meaning in moments big and small.
In the past three days, Iris had given birth three times—each time she’d gone to the bathroom to defecate.
Sometimes you’re moving forward. Sometimes you’re running in place. Sometimes you’re sprinting 90 miles an hour in what feels like the wrong direction. Sometimes you’re stuck.
You don’t have to feel tied down by the idea of somebody else’s profession. You don’t need to feel scared that things won’t work out. You can literally just decide what you want to do…and do it.
“How much of myself is the stitching together of different parts of different people? Is such a separation between myself and others even possible?”
You return home as an updated version of yourself, with layers of experience, self confidence, and much self-love.
If your life was a song what would the title be?
2017 I hope you’ll be gentle, but if you mess with me I will fight you. Bye 2016. You were a major bitch, but now I’m a bigger one.