Today we’d like to introduce you to Laura Maloney.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
After graduating from CSU and entering the “real world,” I felt like I was the only one who didn’t have things “figured out.” Since social media often only shows a curated highlight reel of other people’s lives, it’s difficult to remember that other people are struggling and are just as lost as you are.
I wanted to create a platform where we could promote authenticity online and share our struggles along with our successes. I wanted people to understand that it’s okay if they haven’t stepped into their dream career yet or if they’re still dealing with self-doubt and anxiety. On Lavender Life, I share advice and tips that can help women improve their lives.
Has it been a smooth road?
As someone who has struggled with self-esteem issues in the past, I’ve found it difficult to put myself out there and share my story. There’s often the little voice in the back of my head that is overly-critical of my content and tells me that my work isn’t worth sharing. These struggles I’ve dealt with only reaffirm my blog’s mission for honesty and authenticity. As I’ve opened up about my experience, I’ve found a community of inspiring women who are also passionate about improving their lives and supporting others on their mental wellness journeys.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
Lavender Life Blog is all about mental wellness and personal growth. We talk honestly about self-care, self-love, and self-improvement. Our mission is to promote authenticity online, allowing others to share their struggles along with their successes. We want readers to understand that they are not alone and that it’s okay to not be okay.
The name “Lavender Life” was inspired by the quote “Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.” I’m proud of the community we’ve built full of women who share their experiences openly and who want to improve their lives.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I absolutely think Denver is a great place for bloggers and other content creators. There’s definitely a culture of collaboration here and I feel like Denver women really want to support one another. If someone was starting out, I would recommend they connect with fellow Denver bloggers along with other Denver startups and small businesses. There’s a whole city full of people who are eager to achieve their business dreams and are more than happy to support other entrepreneurs along the way.