Hey babycakes, I'm Lauren
and I help guide creatives to overcome the barriers to creative living so they can leave the stress, burnout, and inauthenticity behind and start living their dream creative life. I'm so passionate about helping other creatives realize their goals because I love (and I mean like, really REALLY love all things creative, art, and storytelling. I wasted years of my own life trying to fit myself into corporate, 9-5 sorta life but my soul was constantly calling for more. More freedom, more intentional living, more creativity and more magic.
I spent far too long being someone else's version of "good enough", feeling deep shame about who I was. I lacked the confidence to live the creative life that I truly wanted to be living. I struggled with loving, respecting, and caring for myself because I never really learned what that meant to me. It wasn't until I began learning about creativity that I also learned more about myself. The self-knowledge, love, freedom, and passion I felt for my creative journey led me to pursue my creative freelancing career full-time and become completely obsessed with my creative life. Now, I want to help others to fulfil their creative desires and transform their lives.
After spending my post-college years galavanting across the country as a counselor for this job and that relationship, unconsciously trying to be the person that everyone else wanted me to be. I stayed in unhappy and unhealthy relationships. I worked myself past the point of exhaustion, and denied myself anything that wasn't "logical", "productive", and "practical".
The start of my creativity journey was also the start of my personal development journey. What started as scribbles in the morning to help me clear my head quickly turned into page after page of prose. Then I started sketching. For no other reason that I LOVED it. The deeper I dove into my creativity, the more I began to heal and come home to myself. I rekindled my passion for life, renewed my joy for work, and developed a creative confidence that permeated all other areas of my life.
Not three months after diving back into writing, I decided to quit my job and start my own creative freelance business which is thriving today. I love my job writing. Whether I'm supporting clients in bringing their creative vision to life or helping to manage the different steps of the creative process, seeing the joy my clients exude after creating something meaningful is the best feeling in the world.
Wanderlust & Magic is all about making the creative process clear, simple, and accountable to help you bring your creative spirit and ideas to life.