Looking Ahead With Lauren: Resolve to Be More Social and Less Social Media

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My generation is a strange one. We basically lived through the beginning of the boom of the Internet and social media. I didn’t have an AIM account until middle school (remember those days anyone?). I didn’t have a Facebook until I was a senior in high school. In fact, I always resisted jumping on the […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Rock That Confidence

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How do you feel about yourself today? Eh? Do you consider yourself confident or struggling to get there? Confidence is tricky. Not enough and you can get stuck in a rut in all aspects of your life. Too much and you’re considered a cocky jerk. Yet, we all need confidence to score that job, find […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Take Chances

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This is currently my favorite quote. I don’t know who said it, but I’m trying to live my life based on what they said. As I’m growing up and learning and changing, I’m trying to take more chances and be the best person I can be. I think back to my childhood and my middle […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Independence Is Awesome Yet Scary

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Some of you may have read that I was moving in my previous article. I’ve been living in an apartment with a room-mate for a little over a month now. Let me tell you: independence is awesome, but it brings on a whole new set of challenges. ┬áThese challenges include new bills, more responsibility and […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Are You Judged For Your Perceived “Lack of Success”?

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What is success? Most people would equate someone successful with someone who has a lot of money, fame or a job that people deem high-powered. As a young adult, graduating from college a few years ago, I often feel the pressure to “be successful“. I have had many people try to get my jobs in […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Moving On

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Change is always an exciting and scary thing. One second you may be feeling excited, happy and anxious for the change and the next you panic. My upcoming change is that I will be moving out of my parent’s house into an apartment nearby with a friend. While I briefly lived in an apartment away […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: What’s Your Love Style?

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We all love someone, yet we love in different ways. Even the most miserable or hurtful people deep down have love for others. In the words of one of my favorite movies, “The Last Kiss”, “Every a**hole in the world loves someone, it is what you do to the people you say you love that […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: We’re Eating Crap and Feeling Like It Too

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I would say in the past few years or so I’ve been more interested in health, wellness and healthy living. In my spare time, I love looking up information on clean eating and living a healthy life. Growing up, I never really thought about or realized all the nasty chemicals that go into the foods […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Confessions of a Spender Trying to be a Saver

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I’ve always been a spender. I was one of those kids who spent their all of their Christmas money and gift cards on December 26th. While I try to spread them out a little more now, most of that money is still gone by the end of January. I can’t help it – I love […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: JUST DANCE!

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If you follow my personal blog, Lauren’s Thoughts (if you don’t already, you should!), you know that I share my weekly workouts with my readers. In part to connect to others who like exercise and in part to make myself accountable for working out regularly. I’ve talked about a few of my favorite workouts: running, […]