Anxiety, Life In General

Don’t Cry Over Burnt Bacon

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Hey everyone, I’m back from my temporary settling-into-my-new-house-trying-not-to-have-a-mental-breakdown hiatus! I’ll be back to posting once a week now, and here is an update on my life. As you can probably imagine from my title, I did just cry over burnt bacon and I’m having a bad day.  Continue reading “Don’t Cry Over Burnt Bacon”

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Home Renovations: Two Broke Millennials Edition (Part 1)

Home Renovations

Hey everyone! I have been a bit AWOL lately, but I think I have a pretty good excuse this time – Jefferson and I are finally homeowners! We officially owned our home on Wednesday and have been travelling across the city almost every single day since then to work on our first set of renovations. Since I promised in one of my Two Broke Millennials Go House Hunting posts that I would keep you updated on our future renovations…here we go! Continue reading “Home Renovations: Two Broke Millennials Edition (Part 1)”

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Three Years Ago; One Week From Now

Three years ago I thought I was going through the most stressful time of my life. I thought I would barely make it through March. I wanted to quit school and skip town. I wanted the year to be over with. I wanted to “fast forward” to the future.

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Snapshots Of My Life

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[I don’t often write creative non-fiction on my blog, but I found this super old post and really loved it, edited it, and here is the new version.]

When I was in kindergarten, I peed my pants at school.

It was our Arts and Crafts period. It was the end of the day. I wanted to finish my painting. I had to finish it. But my tiny, five-year-old bladder couldn’t take it. When I was five years old, that was the most horrific thing I could imagine happening.
“Why didn’t you ask to go to the washroom?” My teacher asked.
“Because…Because…” I said in between sobs, “I just wanted to finish my painting.”

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Dear Young Me: Letters To My Past Self (#6)

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Dear twenty-one year old Lauren,

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Do you know what’s happening in this picture? Aside from the panic attack you are not-so-obviously having, you’re on one of your very first dates with your future husband. I don’t really know why the two of you thought it would be a good idea to take a picture together immediately, but I guess it all worked out, didn’t it?

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Two Broke Millennials Go House Hunting: Final Update

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Hey everyone! This is the final chapter in my “Two Broke Millenials Go House Hunting” series. (Read Part One & Part Two). After almost one month of house hunting (a.k.a the most stressful experience of my life), I have some exciting news. We did it. We bought a house!  Continue reading “Two Broke Millennials Go House Hunting: Final Update”

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Top 5 Games For Anxiety and Depression

Video Games

If you haven’t already guessed from reading some of my previous blog posts, I love video games and always have. However, my love for video games is pretty …specific. (For example, I can’t play any first-person shooters because they make me nauseous!) Anyway, I’ve noticed that in times of stress, I often come back to video games as a great distraction. Now, I’m not recommending you develop a video game addiction (which is a real thing, by the way) but coping strategies are fine. And video games have become a pretty big coping strategy for my anxiety and depression.  Continue reading “Top 5 Games For Anxiety and Depression”

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Two Broke Millennials Go House Hunting: Part One

Millennials Go House Hunting

Hey everyone, as promised here is the first update on our house hunting experience so far! Spoiler alert: it hasn’t been great. As time goes on, I can’t even remember why I thought that it would be, in any way, fun. Continue reading “Two Broke Millennials Go House Hunting: Part One”

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Dear January, I Hate You

January, I hate you.

I hate January. Sorry, I just do. January sucks. And it extra sucks in Ontario right now. For the last week, we’ve basically been living in the North Pole. A few days ago it was like -30C. That is not even an exaggeration. Today is only -19 with the windchill, so, you know, it’s feeling pretty balmy now.
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