My name is Lauren, and in September 2013 I started this blog to accompany young people (like me) on their never-ending quest to find answers to the questions that arise out of the complexity of life. Side hugs are but one of the many things none of us can make any sense of.
Fortunately this blog has bent with the whims and transitions of my life. The past five years have been fraught with new states, new friends, new relationships, and (inevitably) new mistakes.
I hope you find Side Hugs your loyal, boon companion as you trudge through life, figuring things out as you go along, just like the rest of us. I also hope that you submit your own thoughts—we’re in this together, after all. Happy reading, and full speed ahead.