Life Lessons From Leonardo DiCaprio

By Lauren Schwab I have come to learn and know life is but a vapor. It can be hard to remember this when we go on living day after day, until something unexpected happens to us or someone we know to remind of this. Whether it be near death experiences, missed opportunities, birthdays that make […]

New Year’s Eve- Everybody Get’s a Second Chance so Make it Count

By Lauren Schwab As the world counted down ten seconds to midnight, I found myself alone in our farm house watching Taylor Swift on the television with my cat and lifting him up to give me my new year’s kiss at mid-night. Some might argue I am an 65 year-old inside a 25 year-old’s body. […]

Birthday with Aunt Delena

By Lauren Schwab I celebrated by 25th birthday with my family, boyfriend and Great Aunt Delena (Dee). Stepping through her front door is like traveling through history. Her house is a museum of historical antiques and a gallery of artwork through her talented sewing. Her kitchen is like a cafe in Paris, the perfect place […]

Make it Count

3/14/14 By Lauren Schwab I woke this morning to the innocent purring of my cat on my chest in the same bedroom I called my own on my birthday for the past 25 years I have been here in Somerville, Ohio. While many of peers have taken strides to leave their childhood bedroom and not […]

Why Won’t God Tell Me What To Do?

3/9/14 By Lauren Schwab It was nearly 25 years ago I was born the daughter of a farmer. My mom jokingly tells me the doctor proclaimed, “It’s Miss America!” as I entered the world. While the Miss America crown wasn’t in my future, another one was. I remember when a crown was placed upon my […]