Lauren J Sharkey
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Whole wheat pasta with homemade sauce, spinach, and goat cheese. Recipe will be on soon! #eatinghealthy #biggestloserchallenge

Shit just got real…so pumped to have @Aaronistattoo’s ink on my body! #inkmaster #tattoos #newink

I’m taking the #biggestloserchallenge!

Weight is something I’ve always struggled with.  I think the world makes it easy for women to feel inadequate when it comes to their physical appearance.  Men are presented with unrealistic expectations, and women are pressured to reach these standards of perfection.  It’s kind of bull shit.  And when I say “kind of”, I mean “total”.

I’ve tried every fad diet you can think of – weight watchers,…

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The real reason we came to Pennsylvania! #chikfila

There are things I said I would never do and one of them is go back THERE.

There are things I said I would never do.  The day after my friends and I buried Rob , we swore we would never get behind the wheel of a car after drinking.  It’s a promise all but one of us have kept and no, I’m not the one who broke it.  After I punched Rich on his front lawn for telling me what I already knew, I vowed to never again accept less than the love I deserve…and I haven’t since.


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No. Fucking. Way. #netflix #threenjnjas

Because I need more than 140 characters to tell you #WhyIStayed:

Since the video of Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance in an elevator surfaced yesterday, there has been a lot of conversation about domestic violence.  Earlier this afternoon, I noticed the hashtag #WhyIStayed trending on Twitter.  A lot of the tweets commended women for speaking out and sharing their experience.  I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say on this matter.  Most of my…

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I am writing to get into an #MFA program, but I’m not #writing FOR an MFA program. #Iwriteforme:

Despite being at this for almost a month, my MFA submission is still very much in its infancy.  The deadline for my first draft is fast approaching, but the writing has been slow.  In fact, writing this piece has been one of the most frustrating, difficult, and stressful experiences of my life…and I am barely five pages deep.

I think the reason this piece is so difficult is because, up until a…

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That story isn’t going to tell itself…get #writing #mmimr

As I’ve said on numerous occasions, I’m a writer that needs deadlines.  I am never writing harder than when the clock is ticking and the deadline is in sight.  Procrastination is my default setting.  But just because I’m writing hard doesn’t mean I’m writing well.  I’m not one to tell people how they should write, but despite the fact that a deadline is a great motivator, writing with a gun to…

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God damn, it @netflix - I’m trying to write here! #netflix #inkmasters #amnotwriting