My name is Lauren and I have recently entered my 30th year of life. With this milestone has come the time for me to take a leap of faith. A leap to find the life I have always wanted. I have a lot to share and have always been afraid too. Afraid that my stories could potentially harm my future. I have definitely always lived a double life. I have not really kept my "double life" a secret from those close to me. It's more about those who don't really know me. But those are the people in life who need to be educated. Or maybe they just need to open their minds. I am not necessarily interested in changing what people believe is right or wrong. I am more interested in getting people to understand that we all have different values, we all have different lives and it is no ones place to judge. It's time to share the thoughts in my head and in my journals, it's time to stop being afraid of what it can do to me. I believe I can help people to accept themselves, maybe some to make different choices, and hopefully I can open some minds in the process.