Level Letters: Certain Never Was

  This week, I found myself weary. Fatigued from the seemingly constantly recurring topics of uncertainty and illness, conflict and opinion, carelessness and fear. Mostly, I felt tired of the intense focus on “uncertainty.” I keep returning to this: Certainty is an illusion. It’s routine dressed up as trust, convention masquerading as promise. The fact is, certain never was. It was always faith. The question is, …

Level Letters: Hope & Truth in Tough Times

In the Spring of my freshman year of college, a best friend died in a car crash. The summer just after, I studied abroad and I really believed I profoundly missed my boyfriend. He was a good guy, but a thoroughly mediocre boyfriend, and we broke up later that summer. There is just no way that I missed that boy …

Welcome to Level Letters

I’m Lauren and this is Level Letters. I like spaces where people can be open; honest, authentic and real. Where you can talk about things that matter–and sometimes things that don’t–and where encouragement, truth, and important questions can live. Where people can level with each other and, more importantly, with themselves. I’ve thought about beginning something like this for a long …