The Author

PicMonkey CollageI believe life is a labyrinthine journey made of small moments with big potential. It is my intention to lean in to that journey and make the most of all those little moments.

Hello there and welcome!
I’m Laurel and this is my journey. Care to join me?

I am journeying towards learning what it feels like to embrace fear and uncertainty. I am learning to step out in to the world with intention and unwavering faith. I fiercely believe when you show up from the heart, life looks after you. I am taking a no holds barred approach to dreaming and creating the life I want for myself. Life is complicated and messy but also abundantly beautiful.

Part suffragette, part 1950’s house wife, part wanna-be European, and part indie hippie, I am as opinionated as they come. I am as strong-willed and stubborn as iron wrapped steel, I am also as sentimental as a seriously sappy Nicholas Sparks novel. Incurably self-conscious but undeniably proud of who I am and my ideals.


Nerdy to the core, I am happiest with a book in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.  Picture Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” meets Alice from “Alice in Wonderland.” Smiling is my favorite, also – coffee, I love coffee. I am pretty positive I was born in the wrong decade as I love all things vintage and beautiful.   I am blessed with a man who loves me because of and in spite of all my faults and weaknesses.  He has truly taught me the meaning of unconditional love!

What you’ll find here…

I am here to help you lean in to your audacious journey. I don’t want to be just another voice in your ear. I don’t want to add to the cacophony of noise this World offers up as “self-help.” I want to encourage you and chat with you and dive deep to those most inner spaces of our souls.

As someone who has struggled with more than my fair of self-doubt, anxiety, and overexertion/exhaustion/burnout, I get it. I understand that life can kick your sweet little behind while you are down. I also know that there is grace in standing in the storm. It’s all a part of this journey. Continuing on even when it seems impossible is what makes us uniquely human.

I want to offer encouragement for the gray clouds and dance in the sunshine with you when it finally and inevitably appears. I just want to offer you hope that there is something more than this moment – good or seemingly bad. I want to encourage you that even the darkest midnight hour can bring about a glorious new dawn. Life’s journey is about what we do while we wait.

I have been writing in some form or another for as long as I can remember.  I have always loved to write but only recently began rediscovering that passion. This space was born out of pure necessity – a desperate desire to get my thoughts down anywhere but my head. It has undergone many changes since it’s inception but it has remained steady in its heart and voice – my voice, and it is truly a joy to be able to share my thoughts with you here!
Here you’ll find everything from thoughts on life’s journey to poetry and book reviews, and everything in between. I hope you will find this space a source of inspiration and hopefully maybe even a little humorous as I share my life and heart. I am confident that life was meant to be shared and I would be honored to have you join me on this grand adventure.

Next Steps…
Want to join the journey! Wonderful, Let’s connect!

With Light and Love,