About Lauren

Writing is a relaxing outlet for me, unless I’m on a deadline! For that reason, leisurely blogging is my preferred excuse to write. I am currently a senior studying Journalism at Arizona State University. Most people wonder how a girl from Maryland became a Tempe transplant. Good question. I still wonder that myself sometimes.  Four years of living in the desert without hefty snow storms and weeks of rainfall, I am now a happy Arizona resident.

I want to make a difference in the world. But if my dreams are not within reach, I’d settle for local strides in my favorite causes such as helping shelter dogs, encouraging others to recycle and appreciating people for who they are with their gems and flaws. Occasionally, I begin a conversation with a stranger on the light rail and have been amazed at what one person can learn from just listening to another person’s words and experiences. It makes me realize that the world is a huge place surrounded by diversity, but there are many topics that people can connect on if they are willing to try. Just say hello. Or smile and see what can happen.

I grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Md. I enjoy outdoor activities like soccer, hiking, skiing and running throughout my life. This past January I ran my first half marathon, and since have continued running as a hobby. I love to hike with my dog Chopper, a 4-year-old border collie mix.

Hiking at South Mountain with Chopper.

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