This moment, the seconds you’re taking to read this, are all you have. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. And once today is over, it’s gone. You can’t get it back. This life you are living — the blessings, the problems, the messes, the dreams — is all temporary.

Sounds kind of terrifying, doesn’t it? Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is always out of reach. The present is all we truly have. 

But it’s also incredibly freeing. Because realizing this forces us to be accountable with how we’re living our lives. It teaches us to be aware of how we’re spending these precious moments on this planet — and makes us question whether we’re living them the way we want.

IMG_20151127_090409 (2)Hi, I’m Laura (pronounced “lar-uh”). I’m a writer trying to live a more present, balanced, intentional life that leaves the world in a better place.

So what exactly does that look like?

For me, it means letting my intuition guide me above my fears, society’s expectations, or even logic. It means putting my phone away when I’m in the company of others. It means counting my blessings and thinking of them every day. It means taking care of my health and wellbeing. It means putting my personal life before my career. It means learning to forgive and move on. And it means using the power I have to fight for the causes I believe in and changes I wish to see.

I’m not perfect. Those intentions I just listed are a constant work in progress, and I’m always growing and evolving along with them. That’s why I’ve created this space — to share my journey to live my best life and hope it inspires you to do the same.

Thanks for visiting my little corner of the web. Your time is valuable — the fact you spent some of it here is an honor. Now, put the phone down, close the laptop…and go live.