Hi, I’m Lauren!
[cute picture of me coming soon]
I’m twenty-two, living in North Texas, married to my best friend from college, and mother of the two quirkiest animals – Winnie, our Grey Pyrenees mix, and Tibbs, our Tabby cat. I have a degree in Technical Communication and work as a Project Coordinator in the telecommunication industry.
Dr Pepper is my addiction. Pizza is my favorite thing to eat. Traveling is my passion. I have strong grandma tendencies. Netflix is my drug. I enjoy reading, knitting, and scrapbooking. Road trip > flying. I am an unashamed country music lover. Thunderstorms are my happy place. I am an aspiring minimalist. I write to organize and understand my thoughts.
My Blogging Story
The Very Beginning
Back in 2013, I decided to join the blogging world. I was a freshman at a university in a new state with little friends and a lot of time on my hands. Since my classes weren’t as time consuming as I had expected and getting involved had proven to be more difficult than I imagined, I found an escape in reading. I had always had a passion for reading, but never seemed to have a lot of time to dedicate to it, but those days were over. I desperately wanted to connect and feel like I fit in somewhere, so A Bittersweet Bookworm was born. This was my place to gush over the stories I was reading, keep track of how many books I read, and meet other book lovers out there. It was pretty great for about six months, but then I started losing my steam. I felt like I was failing if I wasn’t reading a book a week, churning out new reviews, and participating in the book blogging community. Reading was no longer fun, so I quit.
The Second Try
Stepping away from book blogging was a relief, but I realized I really missed the community and writing regularly. After my first semester of college, I ended up transferring schools. It was after this transition that I began to feel really lonely. I was once again in a new city struggling to make friends or find where I belonged. I felt like I had all of these ideas and thoughts in my head that were begging to get out and I was dying to find others who felt the same way, so one night A Precious Penny was created. Through A Precious Penny I went through a lot of life change. I questioned my faith, my friendships, a few relationships, and ultimately found out that who I used to be did not have to be who I had to be.
After writing the first few posts, I learned that I was very passionate about writing raw and honest content. Being part of a community and knowing I wasn’t the only person dealing with a specific problem was so refreshing, but was also very addicting for me. I craved to be understood and heard, so I continued to pour my heart into the posts. Some people in my life didn’t like what I had to say and were frustrated I wrote these feelings online. I am still not sure if I went too far or too personal, but I was so proud of my work.
The Turning Point
A Precious Penny was my outlet when I felt like I had nowhere to go and no one to talk to. I treasure that feeling, but didn’t like the feeling that I was hurting people around me. I can’t bring myself to shut the site down, because I know that people need to know they aren’t alone, but I am in a different place in my life now and no longer feel I need that outlet. Writing has changed my life and being a part of the blogging community has given me some great friends, so I won’t quit. Instead, I want to write positive and uplifting content!
What is The Little Grey Wife?
The Little Grey Wife is my happy place. I knew I wanted to continue writing, but I wasn’t sure where to go from there. In August of 2017 I married my best friend; the person who helped me out of the pit I had been stuck in. My previous blog was for me to understand that pit and this blog is to help me figure out where to go from there. I have changed so much in the past four years (from when I started blogging) and I really want to explore those changes and figure who I am now that I am on the other side of all of the negativity that had followed me around for so long.
Through this blog, I am going to
- reflect on my experiences of married life
- explore my passion for travel
- review the occasional book, movie, or tv show
- keep track of my progress toward my goals
- share my adventures of being a fur mom, friend, and daughter
Thank you for taking a few minutes to get to know me and I hope you will stick around, so I can get to know you too!