The Relaunch No One Knew They Needed!

This honestly feels a little odd. It truly has been quite some time, hasn’t it?

In fact i’m almost certain it has been a year now since I was mustering the courage to write a post like this.

Like they say though, better late than never.

You know, that age old excuse we all think helps us get away with anything we find ourselves being late on.

But with everything going on around us right now, keeping us in a feeling of swimming down to new unknown depths, but with blurred vision, I needed something to keep me somewhat sane. If that’s at all possible.

It’s very easy to get lost in it all. To fall into this trap of sudden panic and allow the hectic clutter of noise sourrounding us all to take over.

Unfortunately, for a little while at least, I did.

However now, i’ve given my mind back something worth concentrating on again when I’m not having fun with my own job.

Don’t worry. This isn’t just going to be a passing moment for me. I’d been planning on making my return for a while. I had to. I needed to.

This blog and everything that initially came with it has been ingrained in the corner of memories, burning into me, pushing me to pick it back up.

Right now just seemed as good a time as any.

Saying that, I assumed it would be difficult. Jumping head first back into something I didn’t even think I would be able to do anymore. I worried that no one would even remember I was ever here.

Thankfully none of that has been the case. It really feels like it always did.

I’m back. As I should be. Yet not everything is or will be as it once was.

Things have changed. I’ve changed.

So what’s different? I know you all desperately want to know so let me just show you before you all EXPLODE with excitement.


First I want to introduce you to the BRAND NEW logo and tagline for Life as Chloe Lauren.

Now i’m no designer, but I really am rather happy with how this turned out.

This simple but effective little sense of fun practically encapsulates what I and this blog are about.

No. Not plain.

Although!


Moving on, we have the entirely new layout of my homepage as an overall concept.

Chloe from years gone by would never have shown her face on this space, or just about anywhere for that matter.

If you were around near the time of this blog being created, and then some time following, you will most likely remember that overly timid side of me.

Now in 2020, Chloe Lauren is not one to shy away. It might look as though I love the camera a bit more than I should. If you’ve seen my Instagram (@lifeaschloelauren) you will definitely know what I mean.


Last but of course never least, my favourite part of this new chapter.

I NOW (FINALLY) OWN THE DOMAIN.

I always thought this should have been a step I took before. People even willed me to do so, but I just didn’t believe in myself the way I should have.

I’ve grown a lot if you couldn’t tell by this overwhelming child like excitement I am exuding right now.

Proud of me?


So there you have it. I have returned. Life as Chloe Lauren has been relaunched.

Are you ready for what is next? I am!

Let the virtual insanity continue.

Chloe Lauren

Taking on Blogmas…this time my way!

Hey Guys,

It’s that time of year once again. The most magical time of year that is.

Christmas is swiftly and truly on its way.  

For most it is a relaxing time, but for those in the blogging community it is a content filled month and not always the easiest to venture through. Sure, it is still a lot of fun, but can cause a slight stress every now and again.

The reason for this, usually because of feeling tied to a schedule and writing about the same stuff year after year. It seems like repetition. Like I am living the same Blogmas over an over.

Not this year! This time I am taking matters into my hands. I am posting my way and with the content I want to write about.

It’s time for the passion for blogging in December to return. I know I am a day behind but still…I can’t wait!

Let the countdown begin.

See you soon,

Chloe Lauren

3 Simple But Effective Lessons That Changed My Life

Hey Guys,

It recently dawned on me that in a little over 3 months, I turn 21. I mean most days it’s hard enough to just comprehend that I am 20, let alone turning 21. Just the sound of it somehow doesn’t seem right to me nor has it completely clicked with me yet. In fact, it is weird how quickly times moving forward as each day passes by.

One thing I know for sure though, is that in such a short period of time I have been through, and faced so much, as well as having what I consider to be some extremely crucial and life defining moments which have helped craft me into the person I am right now.

Although at the time I felt completely beaten by them, I am so grateful for those moments. Each weary step backwards later lead to five giant leaps forward, or at least, that’s how it feels now looking back.

So in light of this, I wanted to share with you the lessons I wish I’d have known previously and hopefully help some people who are in the position I was once in.

Here we go:

1) YOU HAVE TO FIGHT PAST ADVERSITY!

One of the main things I have had to really come to grips with, over the last few years especially, is that anything you want, you can’t leave it to chance, you have to really fight for it, even if seems difficult and so far away.

It’s never going to be plain sailing and if I am honest, I am so glad it isn’t!

For example, when I was job searching. During the entire process, I was still struggling with anxiety. It was truly prevalent and there were times when I just wanted to fully give up. I felt stuck and like a failure.

I remember sending out application after application and even though I was getting interviews, I let myself down quite often.

Then…reality hit. It may be tough, but if I didn’t push through I would never move forward.

So that’s just what I did. I made a bold move, sent out an email to a company in the local area and to my surprise got a reply almost instantly, and had the interview the very same day.

Imagine if I had just done that from day one! Oh well. I got there in the end!

2) LIFE WILL THROW SOME INTERESTING CURVE BALLS

It doesn’t matter what you do, where you go, or what plans you think you have, life will find a way to throw something your way which may either help, or be an initial hindrance to you, making you feel truly defeated at times, that is…if you let it!

There were moments in the past when I thought things were heading in a certain direction, but without notice were diverted, throwing me completely off course, so what I originally assumed to be a sure thing, ended up on a completely different path.

Although, yes, this could sometimes be for the better, it never stopped that flurry of confusion and fear creeping up and taking over the thoughts within my mind. I never did know how to handle change, but that’s just the thing, whether we like it or not, just like the song says, change is going to come, we just have to learn to deal with it.

3) IT’S OK NOT TO BE LIKED BY EVERYONE!

This one in particular has always been such a HUGE issue for me.

Growing up, I always had this want to get on with everyone and for people to want the same with me, but unfortunately it never ended up being the case and the more I began to realise, the more it messed with my head.

It made me anxious and overly self conscious, to the point that I would fall in tears each and every time. I would constantly worry that there was something seriously wrong with me and that I had to change who I was in order to be liked by my peers.

I had fully convinced myself that I was the problem. What I hadn’t considered is that maybe I didn’t actually need their validation.Why did I value it so much anyway?

Over time I have had to teach myself that I am good enough and that if people don’t like me, that is completely fine, they don’t have too. I’m going to be me regardless!

So there you go. Three lessons I am thankful for learning. It was nerve wracking writing this, but hope my story helps you.

Chloe Lauren

Where Did The Time Go?

When you are a child, time seems to take forever, and you get so annoyed by how long some things take to happen. I remember the times where I looked at my clock thinking hours had passed, but no, it was only 5 minutes. It was definitely something worth huffing and puffing over.

Now I am coming towards the end of my teen years, life just seems to somehow be passing me by, and sometimes I look at my calendar and wonder where the days have actually gone. It’s really not fair. Well, in a way I guess it is. We are not here forever, and that’s why it is what we do with our time that makes the moments we have so special and meaningful (I sound like a motivational speaker all of a sudden).

I think I have definitely done many worth while things this year, and I have definitely come a long way, especially in myself. Basically, a lot can happen in just a year. One of these is this blog, which incidentally I started a year ago.

Yeah. I know! This blog is actually ONE YEAR OLD!!!

I think I need to get the confetti out, and have a proper celebration up in here. I am just glad we made it this far. What started as just a small project to help my anxiety, became something so much more. It’s crazy really, and just proves what I said about things going by really quickly.

This year has practically flown by. It feels like just yesterday I pressed publish on my very first post. Since then I have become a completely different person, living a totally new life. I feel like this could easily be the greatest year of my life. Sure, it has been a little bit of a bumpy ride, but I have made a lot of changes, and have learned a lot. I have grown with this blog, and I will continue to grow, as we all will.

There are no people I would rather share this journey with than all of you. It’s moments like this I wish I had cake or Maltesers. Doesn’t matter. I will just have a cup of tea. Same effect.

Thank you for a great first year. Hugs all around.

Chloe Lauren x