Author: Lauren

Compare Yourself To Yourself, Nobody Else

self love, self esteem, social media, comparison, competition,

Wonder what that girl in your year at school is doing now? What your ex from your teen years is up to? How many of the people you worked with in your first job have kids now? With the power of Facebook/Twitter/Instagram etc. you have the ability to satisfy your curiosity about the lives of …

You Are The Man

you are the man, love letter, masculinity, being a man, what it means to be a man, this stuff is golden,

When you doubt yourself it hurts my heart a little bit, though I am conscious that when I call myself fat, ugly, stupid (or all three) I’m probably doing the exact same to you. I am grateful that you feel you can share your insecurities with me, even if those insecurities make my ears want …

I Didn’t Feel Brave, I Felt Cowardly

depression, online abuse, revenge porn, anxiety, brave, cowardly,

I’ve been called ‘brave’ a lot recently. I’ve also been called ‘stupid’ within several victim-shaming comments. Whether it was within the comments section or on a Twitter RT, I must admit that to me, I have not been brave. It certainly wasn’t brave of me to absolutely collapse as soon as the negative comments came …

Things I Learned From You

personal essay, relationships, ex, SO, letter,

I learnt that being myself was okay. It was enough. I could be my own person and still be liked, adored and even loved. I could be whoever I wanted to be. You were bold enough to be true to yourself, and so could I. We could hold hands walking down the street, sit outside …

13 Heart-Wrenching Famous Last Words

romantic last words, love, relationships, until death do us part, famous last words,

“You are wonderful.” said by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to his wife, before clutching his chest. “Valerie.” whispered by T.S. Eliot – his wife’s name. “Happy anniversary. I love you.” said by Vince Lombardi to his wife Marie as he passed away from cancer. “I don’t think two people could have been happier than we …