The Slow Side of Fast

The Slow Side of Fast

I spent last week in the Big Apple. It was an insanely productive week of meeting with customers and prospects, catching up with old friends, and meeting some new ones. I haven’t spent more than a few days in New York City as an adult. Those few days (two quick trips in the last two years) have been for work. The Adobe New York office is located right in the heart of Times Square. To be honest, the first time I visited this office, I was blown away. Times Square is the single location I always associated with New York City. Packed full of people and surrounded by shiny, bright lights. I was taken aback by the incredible view from the 17th floor office building, overlooking billboard after billboard, honking car after honking car. This trip started off much the same. However, my outlook was a little different. Day one and two of the trip consisted of the same mesmerization of the city. So many people. So many lights. So many…things. After day two, I was exhausted. Now, I was going around and presenting to some of the most prestigious global brands, I know some of my exhaustion stemmed from the preparation and adrenaline from these presentations. But, I began to think about how I could never live in New York. I thought about how fast it is. And how small I feel. I spoke to two close friends about this feeling while I was there. I’m originally from Colorado. I would say that life in Colorado is pretty slow. While I know I was in a different place...
Let’s go places.

Let’s go places.

2012, was a year of movement. It was a year of exploration and realization. Last year was a year of pushing boundaries, testing limits, trying and failing and flailing and resurfacing stronger than before.

On being outspoken.

On being outspoken.

People tell me I always have an opinion. “Ask Lauren, she’ll have an opinion.” “I bet Lauren has a point of view.” “I’m sure Lauren will want to weigh in.”

Simplify and Balance. My two favorite words right now.

Simplify and Balance. My two favorite words right now.

The past two weeks have been wonderful. As you may know, I began a “cleanse” which is really turning into what I hope to be a lifestyle change. Clean eating makes me feel so good. And my workouts? The best ever. I’m thoroughly enjoying truly taking care of my body.