my name is lauren. nashville, tn. 22 years young. i'm a college student pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine. i have an older brother who is a US Marine. i have three cats & a dog, they're my babies. i love to write, & i love to read. i like to meet new people. i have been through a lot over the years. i have severe chronic pain in my legs from compartment syndrome. i live in pain every second of every day, and i have since my accident Christmas of 2009. i do okay with it but it gets to be really overwhelming at times. health problems have really held me back from pursuing my dreams the past few years but things have balanced out and i'm finally getting back on track. anything else you want to know? just ask!