About the Blonde
Hey y’all, I’m Lauren and welcome to Bossy Balanced Blonde.
I’m a thirty-something, sassy, Southern blonde that now calls the West coast home. I live in Los Angeles with my husband and our two cats, Romeo and Joyce. I work in advertising as an account person and love the fast-paced, often-chaotic environment of agency life. On any given day at work, I am equal parts circus ring leader, therapist and professional cat herder.
Outside of the office, I am a wannabe librarian, messy cook and slow runner. Psychology and interior design fascinate me. I love cats and nothing makes my day quite like a giant diet soda.
About the Blog
Bossy Balanced Blonde is a lifestyle blog dedicated to working hard, playing hard and balancing it all with self-care, good books and a well-deserved glass of wine.
I think “work-life balance” is a myth. However, I do believe in balancing crushing your career goals with making time for your extracurricular passions and the people most important to you — and having fun while doing it, of course.
I am on a mission to uncover this equilibrium and maintain it, amidst all of life’s many ups and downs. The ultimate goal is to feel happy and fulfilled, both inside and outside of the office.
If you, too, struggle with balancing climbing the corporate ladder in high heels + making time for the things and people you love + taking care of the most important thing of all – YOU, then you’ve come to the right place.
Bossy Balanced Blonde is where we’ll explore this journey, together.
The Back Story
If you’re wondering what inspired me to create this blog, it really comes down to a lesson I learned the hard way. Pretty sure I’m allergic to learning lessons any other way…but that’s another story for cocktail hour.
After experiencing an intense period of burnout, I faced the tough realization that I attach my sense of self-worth entirely to my career. I became a perfectionist very early, having grown up a competitive gymnast. As an adult, my perfectionist tendencies translate into beating myself up and an overly career-oriented mindset.
That means, if work was going well, life was great and I was happy. On the other hand, as soon as things took even a slight turn, my entire life felt like it was falling apart. As a result, anything outside of the office — relationships, taking care of myself, other interests — would fall to the wayside because I was focused solely on perfecting my work.
At the end of 2019, I finally learned that work cannot be the only aspect of life against which I measure my value. My career will always be a priority for me, yet I’ve realized I can’t let it be my only priority. Learning these lessons the hard way has made me passionate about uncovering the secrets to balancing a successful career with personal happiness.
Through this blog, I commit to redefining what success and happiness mean to me, and navigating this process with you.