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about me.

Hello! And welcome to siddathornton.

My name is Lauren. I am 29 years old. Here are a few random factoids about me & my life...

- I'm originally from Louisiana, but I live in North Carolina with my husband, Justin. We aren't from New Orleans. Every time we tell someone we're from Louisiana, this is immediately what they assume. We actually come from a town in northwest Louisiana - Shreveport - which may as well be Texas, it's so close to the state line.

- Due to my love of the written word, I majored in Journalism at Louisiana Tech University. Tech is located in the quaint town of Ruston, Louisiana, and I like to think that attending college in a small town shaped much of who I am today. And as much as I would have liked the overly-romaticized dream of becoming a professional writer to have come to fruition for me, I'm in the midst of a career change, via occupational therapy school.

- There are a few things for which I have an unhealthy obsession: reading, coffee, working out, beauty products, rainy days, & TV on DVD and/or Netflix. Justin recently remarked that he'd like to know the sum of money he spends on coffee each year to feed my addiction. Personally, I'd rather this information be kept under wraps (for obvious reasons).

- Justin & I met freshman year of college & dated on & off for all four years & then some. We got engaged in October of 2011. We got married in October of 2012. Want to see all the posts about our engagement & wedding? They're all here & here. Here are some highlights:

the weekend before wedding weekend
leaving for nottoway
the details
a prelude
nottoway + the night before
the big day
the reception

we are goofy

I hope this blog will serve as a vehicle to inspire creativity among others as well as myself. It is my intent to be for others what other blogs are for me: inspiring, relatable, and comforting.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

- Oh, & want to know why my blog is called siddathornton? You can read about it here.

photo of me by justin
photos of the two of us by lindsey hudson tison


Rima said…
DAWSON'S CREEK! Joey Potter all the way :)))))
siddathornton said…
thank you so much! :)
siddathornton said…
Ahhh Wilmington! That's where my husband and I were engaged :) I love it down there so much. So glad I found your blog!
Your currentlys are an inspiration to me on my blog. Thank you so much. You're a great inspiration.:)

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When I started blogging on siddathornton back in July of 2011, the beginning of my currently posts wasn't far off. I've long enjoyed compiling lists of what's going on in the moment, but I never thought about making it a link-up or an always-on-Sundays thing until September 16, 2012. As you can read in that post, I was elated, due to the responses I was getting from other bloggers, letting me know that they, too were doing "currently" posts and had decided to dedicate the writing of them to Sundays each week. Thus, The Sunday Currently was born, and I have currently penned over 100 posts, some with over 50 people linking up and sharing what they're up to, too. If you feel so inclined, please join! Let's celebrate the little moments of our lives that we never want to forget.

See all past editions of The Sunday Currentlyhere.