About Me

Hello, everyone! My name is Lauren, and I’m a 21-year-old blogger and student majoring in advertising and minoring in management at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I grew up in a small town in Minnesota, whose total population was smaller than my entire freshman class my first year at UMN. Besides writing, I enjoy reading, bullet journaling and sketching, listening to music, and planning my entire life on Pinterest.

I have always loved writing and blogging. I always knew I wanted to start a blog, but it wasn’t until I was a junior in college that I was inspired to start The Blessed Midwest after discovering the following quote:

“May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.”

Teresa of Ávila

People too often take for granted the blessings they have, the lives they lead, the paths that have been paved for them. They don’t, to their fullest extent, make use of the talents and passions that God has given to them. I want to remind people to be grateful, to be present in their lives, and to lead a life of purpose.

Thank you for reading!