Author: Lauren

Being Friends With Your Ex

being friends with your ex, relationships, this stuff is golden, break ups,

We sat conversing about life from career to politics to family over a drink. On the neighbouring table, an older gentleman sat dining alone. After making several comments about our conversation, as well as discussing counter-argument points with us, he remarked; “Well it certainly is refreshing to know that a young couple like yourselves still talk …

Wanting To Do It All

this stuff is golden, what job to do, choosing a career, careers, millennials, creativity,

When I was 3 I wanted to be a teacher. When I was 8 I wanted to be a popstar. When I was 13 I wanted to be the wife of Billie Joe Armstrong. When I was 15 I wanted to be an adult. When I was 17 I wanted to be anything that would …

Wishing For That Sitcom Life

friendships, tv shows, sitcoms, friends, relationships, adult friendships, this stuff is golden,

As a hopeful teenager, I always envisioned that my adult life would include the following things: a super cool job an awesome apartment in a vibrant city the funnest group of friends that live minutes away a pretty boyfriend whose totally into me.

It’s Okay Not To Be Happy All The Time

mental health, being happy, sadness, depression, mental illness, this stuff is golden,

I was a bit of a sad twelve year old girl. I did not fit in well in my secondary school – a single sex school filled with students desperate to grow-up, whilst I was still enjoying playing with my two younger brothers and not learning about all things adolescent. I wasn’t very good at …

What Body Dysmorphic Disorder Is Like

body dysmorphic disorder, teenage years, secondary school, BDD, mental illness, this stuff is golden,

In year 10 of secondary school, my form tutor announced that we all had to participate in a renewal of our school photos; the last round of photos being of us in the innocent and enthusiastic days of year 7, at the tender age of 11. This sent a surge of panic through my bones …