In typical me fashion, but perhaps more so than ever, I’ve been thinking. About life and about the past. It’s impossible not to when you’re somewhere you never expected to be in life. Divorced, without children, having left a job I spent years preparing to do. I’ve had my head down for quite a while… Continue reading A letter to 2017
One thing I can’t recommend enough for taking your mind off whatever crap you might be experiencing and helping you practicing some mindfulness is what i like to call an adventure of the mind! Diving into a project and experimenting with new things! It might be a Pinterest hack you’ve had your eye on, a… Continue reading Adventures: Kimchi making
Sometimes we struggle. We’re all the way up and then all of a sudden we’re all the way down. Life can throw obstacle after obstacle at you and you just feel like giving up. You might fall kiddo but here’s the thing, you get back up. You might get hurt. Your heart might be in… Continue reading Everything is going to be okay!
I wish there was a way to fast forward this part. I know I have come a long way but still feel that I’m totally lost. I don’t feel like myself anymore. Who am I?
I started this blog because my life has ended up very different to how I expected it would a few years ago. I needed a way to try and process that. I couldn’t afford any more therapy so I figured (and hundreds of people suggested) that a healthy idea would be to write down my… Continue reading Why I started this blog…
© laurenbythesea Aren’t we our own worst enemy at times? I really need to stop giving myself such a hard time and allow myself to grieve. I know this but I seem to slip back into bad habits. Kicking myself for not being/ feeling more. I need to remind myself that it’s because I’m a caring person… Continue reading Dark Vs. Light
Lord I bring my heart to you. It is broke but it’s open. I invite you in. I need your presence; to feel you by my side. It feels hard to walk into the plans you have for me but I know I can’t rely on my own understand and so I pray for courage… Continue reading Sending up a Prayer
Stop making excuses for somebody that hurt you so much! Maybe he had commitment issues. Maybe he had a shitty past. Maybe there was something going on with him that really did have nothing to do with you, but regardless it is not an excuse for treating someone you supposedly care about like absolute rubbish.… Continue reading Note to self:
Im a lyrics girl. I love music, songs with meaningful lyrics, especially when I can relate to them.I heard this Birdy and Rhodes collaboration on Spotify recently and it just tore me open and sung right to my very heart. ” I don’t know why we need to break so hard … Continue reading Learning to Let Go
The first step is the hardest…. If I had a pound for everytime I was given the advice that I should write my feelings down…. Well let’s just say I could retire and pay off my student loan, then live the rest of my days on a cruise ship. Despite this, in true Lauren fashion […]