I guess this is where I’m supposed to introduce myself. This isn’t exactly as fun as I thought it would be. It’s always odd talking about yourself. If you go with talking in the third person, like “Lauren Jean has travelled to 19 countries!” you can’t help but come across a little douchey. But on the other hand, sentences like, “I speak Spanish, and have never had a truly rebellious stage!” just sounds braggy and stuck up. I don’t really want to be either of those things, so I’m going to try my best.
I really have travelled to 19 countries. Travelling is easily one of my favorite things. Some people like clothes, sports, or food. I like to see new places. Most of my time has been spent in Mexico, working with a church and an orphanage. That’s where I’ve picked up Spanish, and while they assure me I speak it well, I find it hard to believe that I don’t sound like a stuttering idiot. Also, the rebellious stage. Never really had one. It’s not that I’m perfect. Far, far from it. My parents just were on the lenient side. My mother was my get away driver for my days of TPing, and my dad supplied the equipment for a surprise water attack on the principals of my high school. I grew up shooting off fireworks in the middle of the night at their friends houses. A rebellious stage would have probably landed me in jail, so I chose to skip it.
In my spare time between travelling and writing, I knit. Yes, knit, and even my grandma mocks me. I don’t care. I’ve been doing it since I was 13, and I love it. There’s something so amazing about taking some string and turning it into a work of art. Plus its a wonderful way to waste my time.
I do not have an actual plan for this blog. Originally it was supposed to be a place to talk about my travels, and while I will when it strikes my fancy, it’s grown into something entirely different. I promise to never write simply to write, and to only talk about things I’m truly passionate about. I’ll share my heart, and be as open and honest as I can. Feel free to call me out when I’m not. I sincerely appreciate you guys taking time out of your busy lives to read my ramblings. Thank you!