Author: Lauren

Is spring ever coming?

It’s been raining in Boston for what feels like months. This time of the year, people start to get pretty frustrated, and you start to notice a lot more honking on your commute to work, as people start to get so sick of the bad weather. No one looks forward to a rainy day around here. We grumble and gripe and complain that spring never seems to come in New England.  But today, for the first time in what felt like a month, it was sunny, and a whopping 45 degrees. Woo hoo! Kyle and I went out to...

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Why a positive attitude won’t cure you

Being happy-go-lucky is a cornerstone of my personality. When I was younger, and heard about people with cystic fibrosis, or other deadly illnesses, I didn’t see myself in them. I knew the life expectancy of cf was in the 30’s, and even though that scared the poop out of me, and made me pretty worried, I didn’t actually believe that would hold true for me. And if by some chance it did, I figured I would squeeze as much living into those thirty-something years as possible so that I wouldn’t be disappointed in my early demise. Some would call this...

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What’s next?

We have a problem in today’s society. People are always asking, “What’s next?” And what if, we just don’t know? My fiancé and I were engaged in one of these conversations one night, filled with “by the time we’re x age, we would like to x, y, z” and we found ourselves completely unable to answer the question. Until, he said, “I’m just really happy with where we are now, so let’s just keep doing that for a little while.” That phrase put me back into the present, a place I needed to be, because sometimes when you keep...

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How A Kids Movie Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Life

If you haven’t seen Trolls yet, save it for a day when you need to be reminded that we do, in fact, choose to be happy or we choose to be miserable. We all have days where we decide to complain about every single thing that happens to us that day, but by the end of this movie you’ll be clapping your hands, dancing, laughing and smiling, I promise. The movie features the unbelievably optimistic and colorful Trolls who live out their days hugging each other, dancing, and singing. They were pretty much me when I got my PICC...

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Why I’m Happy About Gaining 10 Pounds

  Do they make a scale that says “FATter instead?” Tonight, I stepped on the scale and was so happy to see that I had finally reached 110 pounds. I know, I know, people will say “what I would do to weight 110 pounds!” but the past month has been filled with a lot of work to get my weight back up to something that resembles healthy and normal. About a month ago, I was just getting over a pretty intense bout of sickness and as I got back into the swing of every day life, I felt 10...

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