Hello, out there. :)

So here I am, sitting in the living room of my college apartment on a Sunday night, making the decision to start a blog instead of finishing my Dramatic Lit homework.  Oh well.  Doctor Faustus can wait.  But anyway, I have been debating about starting a blog for a long time (I’ve always secretly wanted to be one of those cool trendy bloggers that goes from having one reader to being able to reach out to thousands), and now I’m finally at a point in my life where I just decided to go for it!  Not to mention that the random assortment of Word Documents, Post-It notes, and notebooks of songs, poetry, quotes, and other things I’ve jotted down over the years has gotten much harder to keep track of.  So viola!  A magic blog to share said thoughts with you.  Whomever “you” may be.  For now, probably just my roommates and our pet rock named Tom (“Tom” said with a British accent—don’t ask).

Let’s see here…this blog will probably involve reflections on my faith, theatre’s place in today’s world (I’m a theatre major), funny stories (like about the giants who live above our apartment), and random other bursts of inspiration!  I love finding things that everyone can connect to and sharing them, especially when they can bring a little more peace and joy into the world!  And I’m a huge quote person, so look out for that.

But since this is more of an introductory post, I’ll sign off with something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.  There’s an amazing speech called “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” by Baz Luhrmann (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI), and in it he says to do one thing every day that scares you.  My roommates and I have been trying it lately, and it’s really empowering!  It really has made me think about living my life to the fullest and becoming more courageous.  Sometimes it pays to take risks (big or small) and step outside your comfort zone–you do miss 100% of the chances that you don’t take, after all.  Plus one of my main goals for this school year is to be more comfortable in my own skin, and this is helping with it a lot.  Sometimes you just have to forget about looking silly or second-guessing yourself and just dive in!  Life is too short not to. 🙂

Have a beautiful evening!

♥Lauren

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