Meet Lauren! A 22-year-old originally from Pittsburg, PA. She now lives in New York City and is thriving there! She is a recent graduate of the University of Richmond, with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Journalism.TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!
I am currently working in media planning in NYC and run my blog, My Life as Lauren, on the side!
WHAT ARE YOUR FOUR TRAITS AND WHY?
FRIENDLY: I love meeting new people and helping people feel happy every day. Also, when there is ever an awkward situation, I try to help people feel relaxed and comfortable.
LEADER: I feel like I’ve had this trait since a very young age. I would always be the one making up the talent show dances or taking the lead in group projects. I think because I am outspoken and organized, it just lead me to be a leader.
DETERMINED: When I take on a project, I always try my hardest and see it through until the end. I like to set goals for myself and work until I can reach those.
OUTGOING: Similar to friendly, I love to meet people and can hold a conversation with just about anyone. I’ve been told I have a bubbly personality… and I don’t even drink coffee, ha!
YOU ARE A LEADER, HOW DO YOU FEEL THIS HAS HELPED YOU GET WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?
I feel like being a leader has allowed me to experience things that I might not have otherwise. For example, when I first started my blog, I would pitch companies that I was interested in working with. Having this “leader” mentality helped me to decide how to pitch and schedule out the steps of the process.
SO YOU OUTGOING, HOW DO YOU FEEL THIS HAS ATTRIBUTED TO YOUR SUCCESS?
I felt comfortable living in NYC for two summer internships without having many friends here. Being outgoing has led me to feel more comfortable being independent and allowed me to meet new people too.
WHAT’S A PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WISH SOMEBODY WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU?
A piece of advice that I tell people and also try to live by is to not compare yourself to others. Being an influencer, it can be hard to not compare yourselves to other people online and on Instagram. I try to stay true to myself and post about things that I truly do like! I am a firm believer in collaboration over competition, and love meeting other bloggers and creatives.