Hello! My name is Laura and it’s nice to ‘meet’ you.
Back in the day (end of 2011), as I started to find my place and voice in the world, I created a teeny tiny little blog and named it after something Mother Teresa said:
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
Now I’m a post-college young professional in California’s Bay Area, and work in Catholic publishing. My degree is in business management, with a minor in theology, but I can be found much more often experimenting in the kitchen rather than sporting a blazer. Scratch that, I don’t ever wear blazers.
I am passionate about my Catholic faith, life issues, and figuring out what it means to be Catholic in a world that’s not. I can throw-down debate controversial topics, but enjoy silence and dance parties too. Deep conversations over coffee, car karaoke sessions, holding babies, sweaty workouts, laughing till you cry, cooking something new, growing things, a good book, sunshine, hiking, and helping other people make me feel alive. Also, quality time with people I care about most. You’ll find me talking mostly about serious things here, but I can assure you that I cry laughing at ridiculous memes and have watched all of The Office twice.
Want to know what I’m striving for? Here’s my mission.
Something you’ll always find on here: controversial issues. They’re my favorite things to talk about, and why I started writing in the first place. It might annoy the people in my life, but they humor me most of the time (thanks, guys).
Blogging isn’t something I set out to do, but sometimes things don’t happen like we plan, do they? It all started with this guest post. Among other places, my work has been published at Live Action News. But you will never find me identifying myself as a writer. I just talk about things I care about, and sometimes other people tune in. Weird.
If you’d like to get to know me, stay for a bit. You can check out my most popular posts, and connect on social media – though it’s something I’m using less and less over time. You can mostly find me on Facebook and Instagram and you can contact me directly if you’d prefer. Glad to see you here!