The starting line is rarely the beginning

Published September 19th, 2017 by Lauren Burroughs

At 31 years old, I’ve been a writer for a good chunk of my adult life —  journalist to be exact. I started as a college intern on the city desk at The Buffalo News when I was 21. After journalism school at Columbia University I returned to The News and worked mostly in sports and video production until the fall of 2013.

I had planned on building my career as a sports reporter, focusing on football coverage in my hometown.  Just when you think you have your life planned out, God looks at you, laughs, and says, “Not so fast.” I met a wrestler, decided he was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love and married him. I left my hometown, family and friends behind and moved my life to Lincoln, Nebraska to live with my husband, Jordan, who trains full-time as a World and Olympic wrestler at the University of Nebraska.

While I absolutely loved my job as a reporter "work" has taken a lower position on the podium of life. Nine months after we were married (Team Burroughs works faster than a blast double), our son Beacon was born on July 19, 2014. Two years later on June 11, 2016, our daughter Ora rounded out our squad.

This website will be a landing zone for my thoughts, ideas, perspective, interviews and videos that I've been asked to share with the world for a long time.  

This is not the beginning, but more of a reintroduction. As a great runner always knows, the race starts long before the gun goes off.