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  1. Kate
    July 28, 2017 @ 7:13 am

    Love this post SO MUCH Lauren! You’re an amazing, positive person and I’m so proud of you and all you’ve created with LSL!!!! Xoxo

    • Lauren
      July 28, 2017 @ 9:16 am

      Thanks so much, Kate! I’ve been lucky to have you in my life this past decade :)

  2. Sarah
    July 28, 2017 @ 8:23 am

    AMEN to every single one of these points. I especially love the quotes that you peppered in (“We are all meant to shine…”) and your side note about dogs in #26 (yes!). Thanks so much for sharing these reflections. I love reading your blog :)

    – Sarah (

    • Lauren
      July 28, 2017 @ 9:17 am

      Thanks SO much, Sarah! That means a lot :) (And dogs ARE the best!)

  3. Sarah Lagen
    July 28, 2017 @ 9:14 am

    Is is a great post Lauren and so much good advice in there!! I used to be scared of turning 30, but not that it’s here it’s an honor to keep getting older. I love all your advice and great viewpoints! And if you ever get a puppy, I’m happy to puppy sit! :)

    xo, Sarah

    • Lauren
      July 28, 2017 @ 9:17 am

      Haha SO good to know, Sarah!! Thanks so much for reading!!

  4. Maggie
    July 28, 2017 @ 10:03 am

    Wow I loved this! I’m currently an actor (musical theatre degree too!) and it can get tiring but I just love it too much. This really resonated with me though since I live in Chicago but want to get to NYC someday, thanks for the insight!

  5. Britney Crawley
    July 28, 2017 @ 10:19 am

    Love this! These are some pretty great life lessons, and I love the mix in of inspirational quotes too. Cheers again to 30 years and living life to the fullest!

  6. Natalie | Natalie Was Here
    July 28, 2017 @ 10:43 am

    So many great lessons, Lauren! I turn 27 next month, and every year I inch closer to 30, I feel like I learn that much more.

    Natalie | Natalie Was Here

    P.S. – I’m an ENFP too ;) Makes SO MUCH sense.

  7. Colleen
    July 28, 2017 @ 10:54 am

    This is a great post! I love reading things like this because I’m in my early 20s and this is definitely something I can learn from (just bookmarked! haha).


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  8. Candice
    July 28, 2017 @ 11:17 am

    Ah, kinda teared up lol. #22 and #6 <3

  9. Amanda Howard
    July 28, 2017 @ 11:44 am

    Love, love, love this post Lauren! Such a clever idea and great 30 things and my FAV is point 20, not having to be besties with everyone, it’s something I’ve always thought! Just such an incredible post!

  10. Jess Zimlich
    July 28, 2017 @ 2:41 pm

    Loved reading these, Lauren! Annnd so much yes to #16. I went on a little unfollowing spree and it felt so good. I truly hope those people don’t take it personal, because it’s really more about me than it is about them. I learned longgg ago not to even look at who’s unfollowing me! What I don’t know (in this case) won’t hurt me :) Cheers to making the most of this next year of life!

  11. Lauren
    July 29, 2017 @ 6:12 am

    Thanks for sharing :) . I am also 30 and I don’t think I realized all of these things until I actually turned 30 and reflected on my life. Definitely agree about Chicago tho I miss is so much after 7 years! It’s where my heart is :)

  12. Diana
    July 29, 2017 @ 6:31 am

    I’m 35 and I’ve a follower of yours for a year. I think your great and your content is valuable. The lessons you’ve provided are spot on.

  13. Ashley Hutchinson
    July 29, 2017 @ 8:55 am

    LOVED this post Lauren — 6 days until I turn 30 and couldn’t agree more with your points. I especially laughed with I read you Briggs personality type because it’s so spot-on for you! Also I’ve long sensed that you were a highly sensitive soul (something I was embarrassed about for years in my family) and it’s been so liberating for me as an adult to embrace this natural “tuning” of mine!

    Happy 30th (AGAIN!),

    Ashley || Sed Bona

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