lauren elizabeth (laurengill) wrote in add_me,
lauren elizabeth

Sorry if it's a bit wordy.

My name is Lauren and I'm a 20 year old college student. I moved to Chicago in April (partially influenced by love, partially influenced by an unrelenting desire for change). I do love Chicago, but am moving back to Florida to finish up school and graduate by the time I'm 21. I am looking for new friends on livejournal because, while I love the ones I have, a great deal of them have been around for years and it's nice to have fresh faces.

Things I Care About:

Politics, American and international. It's what I'm pursuing in school. I got to spend Election Night in Chicago, which was a blast. I don't pigeon hole myself in regards to party affiliation, though I am a socially liberal individual. Feminism, patriarchal influence on women, advertising, literature, Hollywood, etc. Volunteering, social activism, npos/ngos. I worked for a bit for Greenpeace as one of those people who tries to stop and chat you up about the environment. I volunteer as much as possible. When I move back to Florida, I'm going to try to initiate greener business practices and bike lanes for cyclists. I like to bake and craft and be an old lady. I don't self-censor. I'm an atheist who respects those with belief systems. I have a love affair with whiskey and folk-punk.

As far as entertainment interests go: I watch Mad Men and The Office religiously and wouldn't mind having people to talk about it with. Oh, the things I would do to Don Draper.

Things I'm Dealing With:

A quarter-life crisis/search for purpose/bullshit middle class angst. A confusing ex. An eventual move. Figuring out my oft-perplexing sexuality.

Thing I Write About:

Right now I find myself writing way too much about the mundane everyday, and I'm trying to change that. I leave about 30-40% public, so you can see what I've written here.


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