About Me

My husband Jefferson and I, looking as cool as ever

Hey. I’m Lauren. Welcome to my blog.

About Me

I’m 25, married, and finally finished my undergrad. My BA is in Professional Writing & Communications and Sociology. I currently work as a professional writer for a small marketing company and it is literally my dream job.

One of the most obvious things you’ll see about me on my blog is my plethora of mental health issues.

I have a few anxiety disorders; panic disorder, emetophobia (phobia of vomiting), and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). I like to blog about this part of my life, because it is a pretty big part of it, and I hope that sharing my experiences will be able to help/encourage/educate others.

In March 2015, I published a book through my university’s writing program. It was a long and often frustrating process, but I’m so glad it happened. I hope to keep writing for the rest of my life.

I am obsessed with my dog and never grew out of my animal loving ways. I am a feminist and a Christian (and yes, those beliefs can co-exist).

Why Did I Start This Blog?

I started this blog four years ago (May 2013). It was anonymous and I planned to keep it that way forever. I used code names and refused to give out any personal information. That worked for a while, but if one of my main goals is to educate those around me about anxiety disorders…that shtick wasn’t going to work out forever. I made my blog public once I published my book, as my name is BAM right there on the front cover so there was no hiding my identity any longer.

First off, I love writing. I think I’ve made that pretty obvious.

Secondly, I wanted a creative outlet where I could share my thoughts, feelings, opinions with others.

Finally, I wanted to join the blogging community. Interact with other bloggers. Learn how to become a more successful blogger and writer. Connect with others who share the same passions, interests, and even problems as I do.

So there ya go. That’s me.

19 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Finally another emetophobia sufferer. I have panic attacks when I have the stomach bug that require trips to the ER for anti-nausea meds. I just have a full-blown meltdown and would legitimately rather die than suffer the stomach bug for 24 hours. But I don’t struggle with the eating because I don’t associate that with vomiting. It’s stomach bugs and anything else that can induce potential vomiting (I avoid eating too much, and I don’t handle upset stomachs well at all because of the potential to vomit). I also have tocophobia (fear of being pregnant) because of my fear of vomiting–among other reasons. I’ve got bipolar disorder as well and when I’m in a depressive episode, comorbid anxiety. But I’m living just fine right now.

    1. It is great to know there are others out there who are dealing with the same thing! I’m sorry you are also dealing with this and other mental health issues – but I’m glad you are doing fine and just know you aren’t alone :)

      1. I struggle with emetophobia as well!!!!! Wow!!!! My freshman year of college I went to a mental health fair and the psychologist said I showed all the hallmark signs of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Lol I know this is so random and weird because I don’t know you, but I like you already. I love to write and I also graduated undergrad (back in 2014) with a double major in Psych and Socy. It’s been a dream of mine to publish a book. I love writing poetry and fiction…. you inspire me :)

      2. Thank you SO much! your comment really made me day (and I was having a pretty bad day, to be honest!) I’m sorry you also struggle with emetophobia & GAD – both can be a huge pain in the butt. I’m so glad we’ve connected though! :)

  2. Hey! I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! I’m also a Christian girl suffering from GAD and it’s great to know there are other people out there who are open to talking about it. I just did a post on our house blog about it, if you wanna have a gander? All the best, and keep fighting the good fight :)

  3. I suffer from GAD too! Ain’t that funny? It’s soo much more common that we think! I’m glad you found my blog so I can follow your back and hear from someone going through similar situations to myself. If you ever want to chat to a likeminded anxiety sufferer, share coping strategies, whatever – you know where I am! :D xx

  4. Okay, so I’m glad I found your blog for several different reasons.
    1. Video games
    2. Reading
    3. Pretty much the same undergrad degree
    4. We were both recently married in May of 2015.
    Congrats, you may have became my favorite blogger.

    1. Awww, thank you!! I love your blog too, by the way. It’s always great reading about other newlyweds’ experiences, especially because I hardly have any newlywed friends right now, and I feel like I’m in such a different stage of life from most of my friends!

  5. Hi Lauren, thanks for the follow! I’m happy to meet you and your life story resonates with me in more ways than one 😊 especially about the dog! I’m obsessed with mine too lol! Looking forward to keeping in touch. Keep writing and dreaming and encouraging others along the way! God bless you 🙏🏻

    1. Hi Leila! So glad to meet another dog lover online, ha! It’s sometimes hard to find others who understand my…dog obsession. Thank you so much for your comment! I look forward to following along on your blog!

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