Get cozy. I want to share my heart with you.
And by heart, I mean the real, raw, hard parts.
This may get messy. But after all, real life isn't perfect.
It was almost two years ago today, as I write this, that the dream of Grit and Glitter really began. Looking back, though, I had no idea at the time. Isn't that how it always begins? I was one year into starting my first business and had big plans for year 2. I was cozied up in bed jotting down my dreams and my goals as fast as my hand could write them. And the feelings were coming just as fast as the ideas!
I was so excited and anxious and terrified and overwhelmed and scared-out-of-my-fucking-mind!! Then, came the ugly tears.
I had been bottling up all of the really ugly emotions that I was too terrified to admit out loud - the doubts, the fears, the insecurities. And like a freight train without a track, I was on a collision course towards emotional disaster...
Hi, sweet dreamer. I'm Lauren!
I'm the dreamer and creator of this cozy corner of the internet. Host of the #GritandGlitterPodcast. Encourager of sharing the real, raw, shitty parts out loud. Believer in powerful "me too"s. And lover of lattes, cuss words, #BokentheBerner, and the amazing human being I get to call my hubby!
I know doubt, fear, and insecurity.
We're old friends. And as much as I've tried to do the friendly break-up, they just won't seem to get the hell out of my life. You too? You're not alone.
Two years ago, I was drowning in my own doubts, and fears, and insecurities (ahem, still do). And I desparately needed to know that I wasn't the only one.
So, I created the Grit and Glitter Podcast.
I wanted a platform for kickass women to bare their hearts, and share the real, raw, un-pretty parts of their stories and business journeys. I wanted to talk about the doubts, the fears, and the insecurities.
Because knowing we're not alone is fucking powerful.
And dozens of women said yes to sharing the hard, the un-pretty, and the I'm-scared-as-hell-to-say-this-out-loud. And it's grown into this big, beautiful space that's here to inspire you. To remind you that you're not alone. And to encourage you to boldly chase those big, scary dreams.