a condensed autobiography.

This month,  I am taking part in Blog Every Day In May, which is a blogging challenge hosted by Jenni. While I won't be using her prompts every single day, there will indeed be something posted in this space for each of May's thirty-one days. I'm looking forward to the blogging reset this exercise will hopefully bring about for me, & I can't wait to see what everyone else will be writing about.

climbing walls with friends in college; highly indicative of the whole experience
 
Now, for a little bit about me, & where  I came from.
My name is Lauren, & I was born on a Friday evening in August of 1986. I'm convinced that my evening-time arrival is the reason it's impossible for me to be the highly-sought-after morning person that I wish I could be. Instead, I've got night owl status on lock. I attended a private, Catholic school for eight years, where I got a good education, but where people weren't very nice. That was hard for a shy gal who only wanted to be in gymnastics class. I talked briefly about my gymnastics experience here. When I went to public school for the first time as a high school freshman, I was overwhelmed by the fact that everyone could be friends with everyone. All the kids were so accepting & nice, & I felt like I had finally found my place. It turns out that this place was where I'd have my first boyfriend, a very cute but very controlling lad. In the end, I met my husband in college, at the fraternity house I'd eventually become sweetheart of. We migrated from Shreveport, Louisiana to Wilmington, North Carolina, where we currently live. I am about to return to school & go in a direction I've been wanting to go in for a while. Though I'm going in an admittedly different direction, I will always consider myself a writer & intend to write both novels & children's books in the future.
 
Whew! 250 words exactly! Go share your life story over on Jenni's blog.
 
Want to know more about me? I wrote a little something here & here, too.


Comments

Rachel said…
That is so cool that you were a gymnist! Have fun with blog every day in may! I'm looking forward to everyone's posts too!
Angela Gardiner said…
Isn't it extremely hard to keep it at 250? I think I was about 340 words..haha!

What are you going back to school for? We moved from MD to VA so my husband can work on his PhD. It's been a good experience...a little harder b/c we have the littles, but an opportunity that we won't have later.

Good luck to you!
Gabrielle R said…
I love that you want to write children's books! I also am getting the motivation to go back to school...I really want to do photography but I don't know if I want to go to college for it...one of those things....
Ashley said…
That's interesting you were a homeschool, and a private school, student for a while. Kids were sometimes mean at my public school too... I think it just depends on the school sometimes.

Yay for going back to school soon! What are you going to be studying?! :)
Kate Harvey said…
Very neat that you want to write children's books! What a great thing!
Excited to see where your ventures take you! Love that picture, btw. I have many weird pictures like this... late night car wash photo shoot with friends...?! Ha. <3
Lauren said…
Hello, fellow night-owl! I found you through Jenni's linkup and I'm so impressed that you hit 250 words exactly. Looking forward to reading more :)
Tina Byland said…
You are a month older than me! Didn't know you were going back to school, either! Yay! Congrats!
Seoul Sold said…
I know what you mean about not being a morning person. Yay, Friday night babies! ;) Great work on the first day's challenge and if you want check my stab at the challenge out here www.seoulsold.com
Thanks and I can't wait to see your next post! :)
Ashley said…
250 words exactly?! You're quite talented, lady. Looking forward to reading your children's books some day :) Who knows, maybe we'll both get lucky and write a couple of best sellers! Xo
Erika said…
Hey, I found your blog through the Blog Every Day in May linkup post!!

So, my boyfriend lives in Wilmington! Crazy small world! And I hope you accomplish your dream of being a children's author! :)

http://www.chimerikal.com
Sarah said…
Haha, I am loving that photo. What a fun group you were part of! It's reassuring to think of how even when going through a period where things don't quite click, it can be followed by experiences that make you feel as though you truly belong.
Night Owler said…
Guess that's why I'm a big time night owl myself. I was born in the evening too.
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Allyssa said…
I'm quite the night owl too, although I was born at 2am... I guess I'd consider that nighttime!

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