Hey! Nice to meet ya, I’m Laney
Originally inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project”, I set out on a mission to fill my life with happiness, gratitude, and purpose. The last three years have been a real growing period for me, and have only motivated me more to continue changing my life – and help you change yours.
To kick-start this blog, I am dedicating a year of my life to self growth and self love, and will be sharing what I learn with you my friend, every step of the way. You can stay up-to-date on that process riiiiight here.
Do me, and your future self a favor: Answer these questions.
How often do you do things that you truly enjoy?
When was the last time you learned something new, or started a passion project?
Do you feel like you’re really living your life? or just existing, going through the motions?
Are you really taking care of yourself, inside and out?
If you’re thinking things along the lines of never…I have no clue…I guess… kinda… know that I’m your new resource.
I used to live my life like that, living because I was alive, doing things because I thought I was supposed to, or because other people were doing them. And I didn’t even realize it.
It took me a crappy Tinder date to really take a look at myself and turn my life around. I mean it, you can read about it here.
Now, I’m not here to pitch you this bright, shiny, amazing lifestyle filled with “I quit my day job!” “I’m racking in 20k a month!” “Join my network marketing team!”
Nah. None of that.
Our lives are our lives. We have jobs. We have relationships. Families and responsibilities and bills and goals and all of the things that make our lives so beautiful – and so stressful.
I’m not trying to get you to turn your life on its head. I want to teach you how to take the life you have, and make the absolute best of it.
I mean yeah, quit your job if you’re not happy. But, like, be an adult and have something else lined up first.
It’s a balance, really. Between treat yo’self and take care of yo’self.
It’s growth. Graceful Growth.
Hence, my motto. (and the hashtag I’m trying to have take off)
That’s what this blog is about. That’s what I’m about. Sound good?
Some more about me…
At any given time, I’m thinking about 100 things at once. One of those things is definitely either spaghetti, cannolis, or chinese food.
However, I have a handle on my love affair with junk food (most of the time), and am passionate about treating my body with the utmost respect. I do my best to fuel it properly, push myself in the gym, and keep my health at the forefront of my mind. We must take care of ourselves physically in order to take care of ourselves mentally.
I live for long car rides, loud music, and good company.
I wish so much to have this fascinating sense of style, and to be able to pull off all of the latest trends and wild colors. But really, I have no idea how to dress myself, and feel most comfortable and most Laney in some comfy jeans, and my trusty booties.
This past year has been your typical self-discovery period for me. Part of me feels like a 30 year old, part of me feels like an 11 year old. It’s taken me a wee bit of time to really figure out who I am, what I like, and to be unapologetic about that.
Fresh flowers, hot coffee, warm blankets. Yes please.
I’ve always enjoyed the arts, be it painting, making music, reading, writing, all that good stuff. This blog is the perfect mix of all-things creativity for me, and I L O V E doing this.
I’ve got a lot of things I want to accomplish, a lot of things I want to be. But right now, I’m in school for Marketing, and putting the wheels in motion to get my life-coach certification.
Making a living out of helping others live their healthiest and happiest life? Now thats the real dream for me.