Friday, February 13, 2009

Being REAL with you on this Friday!

If you haven't checked out Meredith's blog @ (if anyone knows how to put direct links, let me know), please do! She has a great post about the bloggy world and authenticity. I just want to say here and now that I will always strive to be real and transparent with you. At times I may fail, I'm human, but my goal is to always show the "REAL" Lauren, with the good and the bad. Because as you know, life is full of the good and the bad. You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and what do you have?? THE FACTS OF LIFE!!!! (haha, sorry had to throw that in there). I go through "LIFE" just like everyone else. There's days where I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders, and don't feel like being joyful. I struggle with my fears and insecurities just like everyone else, but we just can't be afraid to express that, because it shows that we're only human, and I'm walking this journey just like you, and glad you're walking it with me :o) So if I've ever came across to you as a blog that likes to sugarcoat, for that I apologize, and I apologize in advance for the times I might mess up, and that's when I encourage you to call me on it, don't be afraid, that's what accountability is all about, and I don't ever want this to become that type of place. So there you have it, authenticity is the name of the game. That's what I expect from others and for those of you who take the time to read my blog, you deserve nothing less :o)

I'll admit, the one thing that overwhelms me about this whole blogging thing is I feel like I always have to have something to say, or I have to keep it at just the right length to keep your interest, or say exactly the right words (and that's where the realness goes out of play). But is it okay with you all if there are just those days where I flat-out having nothing to say, and not be perfect? haha. Also, if you feel comfortable, if you have any prayer requests or praise reports, leave them here, so I can be praying or rejoicing with you and calling you out by name! It would be an honor!

I didn't quite get around to catching up on my blog reading yesterday. Something having to do with work, school, family, LIFE, haha. You know how it goes. Definitely this weekend though. So on that note, Happy Friday!!!! {{you can't see it, but I'm doing the Friday dance}}, haha!! :o) I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend with lots of jammed packed non-stop fun!!!! And as usual, weekend update and pictures to follow! My love to you all!! :o)


Jacquie said...

I thought Meredith's post was interesting, too. You strike me as a real person, with a SWEET and KIND heart.

Have a great weekend.

Happy Valentines Day.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Thanks, Lauren. I'm okay with having nothing to say. Or with you having nothing to say. I often ask myself where the pressure to post comes from? (Not a good place usually).

So...when you're writing your posts, there is a little button at the top of your text window that has a link icon (looks sorta like a chain link). Highlight your text, click that button, type in the url (ex. and've just created a hyperlink. Easy peasy.

Have a great weekend!

Jordan said...

I will have to look at Meredith's blog. I think you did such a great job on this post Lauren. I'm super okay with you having nothing to say because to be honest, most of the time I have nothing to say either! LOL

Happy Valentine's Day =]

Holly said...

I love you and all your realness :) You are an awesome Chick! Happy V Day :)

Becca said...

Great post girl! :-) I liked Meredith's post too . . . I hardly ever have anything to say - it's cool :-) haha
happy valentine's day!