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Nov 3, 2023Liked by lauren deborah | she/they πŸŒˆπŸ†

"I need to continue to lean in, acknowledge, enjoy AND LOVE my sexuality"

And honey you ARE! And your gender! So exciting! 😁

I've been writing stories for as long as I can remember. Devouring books and other media has been my life for a long time. Even when I went to Uni, it was for the knowledge and the stories and the ways to better understand, so I could create better Things.

The exact mission itself has shifted over the years, but I've always tried to shift with it as much as I felt able. I know I've missed some bits, and I've definitely failed a bunch, but even when I couldn't actively create, my brain never stopped trying.

And anytime I go a short while without creating, I remember that doing so is an essential thing. I can't function if I'm not creating.

I mean, OK, I don't function that well in general, but I function even worse when I'm not giving my brain it's freedom. The exact thing sometimes has to vary, but I need a creative release or everything just turns greyscale, and I go into a slump.

I'm so glad you're finding your way. You have so much cool stuff to give and do and make!

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Nov 3, 2023Liked by lauren deborah | she/they πŸŒˆπŸ†

I'm real jealous of your proximity to doughnuts right now!

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Not creative but, I’m starting to listen to my passion and switch careers.

Every six months I would have a breakdown at work and thought "I can’t do this anymore, I’m just going to quit and go for it". Never did.

Two weeks ago (exactly?) something switched. I am just going to do it. Or at least try. And see where it goes!

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Listening & loving....As one of my favourites once said- in the words of Maya Angelou, β€œYou can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Keep being you Lauren! Keep creating & following those dreams ✨

Also just to mention: this is such a raw, vulnerable share once again this week Lauren - you are such a brave writer - you are such a brave human - you are showing us all that transformation, weakness, strength, self love & the ability to look back is possible while stepping forward into a lighter, more loving self ✨

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