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I never do #WCW but my girl @laurenveluvolu deserves that spot. Not only has she lost over 40 lbs but she’s got a heart go gold to match. She’s as beautiful in the inside as she is on the outside. And she’s doing a damn good job on promoting self-love. And she’s not that bad on the eyes. Keep it up Lauren! <3 #plussizemodel #LaurenV #healthycurves #vegan #women #plussize #photogrid #hardwork #dedication #chicago #beautiful #effyourbeautystandards #love

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Hey, I’m Lauren. I’m 26, going to be 27 in T minus 7 days. Although not “old”, being on the down end of my twenties makes me feel like I need to start getting my shit together. 

While getting my eyebrows waxed today, I was talking to my girl Chrissy at About Faces in Kenilworth, and we were talking about my birthday coming up and whatnot. While discussing getting my shit together Chrissy asks.

“what do you mean? where do you work?”
I reply. “well, I mean I have a full time job and can pay my bills" 

Then Chrissy is like, ” Ok, well what shit do you need to get together?“

This made me think, I do have my shit together, I guess. I am better off than a lot of people with no job and bills to the heavens. I guess I just feel like I dont have that hunger. That "THIS IS WHAT I WANT AND I’M GOING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN” flame. I dont think I’ve ever had it. 

I think i’ve gotten through life being a charming, hard worker at other peoples company’s. I’m damn good at being a good ass employee, but I am scared at the thought of being the boss. The biggest boss, as my friend Ricky Rose would say. I am like fuuuuuuck at the thought of calling all the shots and I think its cause of complacency. I’ve become complacent at being that person who is really good at their job and doesnt necessarily strive for more.

I want to stop that.

Starting with my lil’ side hustle. I’m the Marketing Director at an online art publication here in town and I’m poised to do good things. My editor is an amazing, amazing woman and mentor. She’s got a teaching spirit and her work, written and visual, gives me the smiles. I need to get serious about it. I am “serious” but I want to get SERIOUS. I want to get morning, noon and night about it. I need to. I need to go all in, commit 100% and start to take charge.

Three separate individuals have recently spouted three iterations of the following statement to me.“Nobody knows what Marketing is” Each time I’ve heard it I thought. “I get that… shit is confusing.” Now as I think on it I think “Good. I’m gonna make marketing work for me. I’m gonna do my thing and flourish” and that is what I plan to do.

I just need to stick to it. all the way. not only when its convenient. not only when I feel like it or I’m not tired. All. The. Way. Will I stay the Marketing Director at this publication for years? I dont know. Will I become a Marketing Guru and eventually make money by giving lectures on marketing? I dont know. But I do know that I need to set some goals; aim high for some shit and start to challenge myself. Otherwise, I’m going to go crazy.

My goal is to own a home by the time i’m 30.

I want to have my own business by the time I’m 30. 

I want to become a Real Adult.

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💦Mermaid Collection💦

🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊

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Thank you to everyone who celebrated my Birthday with me 🎉🎀🎊 that was truly the best 🎁I could have is being around the ones who you love and love you 🤗🎉… Shout out to everyone who came out 😘😘 @instyleval @_laurenv_ny @_lexx_c @marybelperez_ @shawnsuggs @thedrroyster @jaycenjoshua @kingdavea @ms_red_dot @littlelizard @amanda_raye @paris.coleman @kennon_sge @natalieg106 @____jus10 @moexclusive @la_vida_coca_ everyone else who came that doesn’t have Instagram 😘🎥🎬 it was a movie 🎊turning 21 🎂🍾 (at The District by Hannah An)

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