Hi, I'm Lauren

I'm a writer, half-marathoner, dolphin lover and New York City transplant and a few years ago, I started my blog, Girl on Top of the World.

I didn't know what I wanted it to become, but I knew that I loved to write and help people, people just like you, to become the person they've always dreamed of becoming.

Why I created Girl on Top of the World

I had it all. I went to a great school, got good grades, my family was extremely successful and my opportunities seemed limitless. I thought I had all of the tools I needed to become successful, especially because I had great role models. My parents were driven, innovative and literally did not sleep until they produced the results they longed for. My entire upbringing, I equated money with happiness. To be truly happy, I believed I needed to make as much money as I could and at last, I would finally feel happiness.

Let's just say, I learned the hard way what truly matters. When you take away the money, the cars, the house and designer clothes, what do you have left? Yourself. Everything you've connected happiness with has been snatched out of your hands.

Now what? What else is there for you to live for?

It was 2012 and I took a mastermind class that challenged me to really delve deep into myself to find my true purpose. It forced me to paint a picture of what I really wanted my life to look like. Instead of thinking of what car I wanted or what my future house would look like, an image I dreamt of as a child resurfaced in my mind. When I was younger, I had no idea what I wanted to do. But, I had this vision of myself walking down the streets of New York City, Carrie Bradshaw style (In all black of course). I dreamt it almost very night of my youth but never knew what it meant.

Until, I took the plunge and left everything familiar and relocated to New York City.

For the first time in my life, I felt like I was right where I belonged. It is the first place I felt like I embodied the Girl on Top of the World. I feel like with the right mindset, I can accomplish anything.

Every day, I feel myself becoming more and more like the person I've always dreamt of being. You know that vision you always have of your future self but you're too scared to try to actually be her?

It's okay, it took me a while too, but that's what I'm here for. Every feeling connected to doubt, fear, change and insecurity, I've felt it. I'm here to be your guiding light and keep you from making the same mistakes I've made (trust me there are quite a few!).

We are in this together! I'm so excited to watch you blossom.