I’m Lauren – wife, daughter, sister, and friend. I love to dance and explore new things. Reading and cooking are wonderful relaxers. Traveling is wonderfully exciting. Chai tea lattes are simply wonderful.
Within a span of about 6 years, I visited roughly 2 dozen countries and every inhabited continent. During this time people told me way too many times that they were “living vicariously through me,” and so I decided to do something about it.
You see, I’ve met far too many people who think that their lives have nothing to offer. Who think that their lot in life has forced them to sit on the sidelines and watch all of the excitement and passion of life pass them by.
I stand for significance.
No matter your nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or socioeconomic status, you matter. Period. Everyone has a story worth sharing. Everyone has a life worth living. Sometimes they just need a little help to see that.
As one of my contributors to the Stories of Significance series once said,
“Thanks for showing me that I have a story worth telling. It was really cool to learn so much about myself. “
My mission is to help everyone realize the value of their own life and experiences, while at the same time learning to appreciate and learn from those of the people around them, as well.
I stand for courage.
It takes guts to be the person you want to be, the person you’ve been called to be. Being yourself is sometimes the hardest role on the planet to play, and yet it is vital that you do it. You are the only person who can.
I stand for vulnerability.
Doing hard things matters.
Growth is good. But growth is hard. Growth requires vulnerability. It requires us to be open about our struggles and humble enough to learn from them. In this, I do my best to lead by example. I am honest about both my challenges and triumphs. I share what I have learned from both, so that you can do the same.
Through blood, sweat, and tears, I am creating a life of meaning and significance, no matter where I live or what I do for a living. I am learning how to focus on my talents instead of my shortcomings, the potential of the moment instead of the exoticism of the unknown.
Will you join me in the journey?