What’s most important to you right now? 

Getting to know myself and building a stronger foundation of who I am. Liking myself for me without other people validating me. I’ve had to sit by myself quiet in a room for hours on end!

What was most important to you before you had to social distance? 

Looking beautiful. Making money. That’s why I’m taking time to become a better me for me. Not for everybody fucking else.

What’s the first thing you’ll do when this is over? 

Go to the bar, get some drinks, and look real cute.

What are you doing to pass the time? 

Talking to my therapist, meditating a lot and chanting, and practicing multiple religions from the comfort of my own home. Taking this time to really start building better habits for myself as a human being on this planet.

What makes you happy right now?

We did a couples scripting of our future…you literally write out your future as if it’s happening now. We did it and it was a great experience and it only took 15 minutes. It was so nice to dream about our future as if it’s now. It’s good. It’s positive. It really helped us. It gave us something to look forward to. 

What would you tell yourself two months ago with the knowledge you have today?

I still don’t believe this, but I’m starting to believe it: that you’re almost perfect the way you are. I was wasting energy. Every day’s not guaranteed. We need to learn to be happy despite our challenges.


Lauren J-Brooklyn

DAY 13