Hey. I’m Lauren. Welcome to my blog.
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.