Posts By: Lauren Proctor

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I Saw Shooting Stars Every Time I Was With You in the Night

by Lauren Proctor • August 27, 2015

We met just before the Perseid Meteor showers and I fell in love with you when they peaked. Not long after we met I lost a mother figure. I pulled out my phone when we separated for the night and read the text. All I wanted was you. Somehow you had service even though you […]

Our Last Night Was At The Plaza Hotel

by Lauren Proctor • August 23, 2015

I was on the phone with my mother when I realized our end was almost as extravagant as the beginning. My Mom and I, we’re just now able to talk about the way life feels. And so in my new openness I tell her about you, filling in the gaps I was afraid to share […]

Day 7 in Seoul: Picturesque in Gangnam

by Lauren Proctor • August 21, 2015

I’m in the most stunning coffeeshop I’ve ever seen. Drinks are 8,500 won, which is about twice the price of a typical coffee shop (e.g. Starbucks or Cafe Bene) in Seoul. For a little extra context, you can get a legitimate meal in most areas of Seoul for 7,000 won. Yet 8,500 for a coffee […]


by Lauren Proctor • August 19, 2015

Dear The Person Whom I Will Marry, Maybe we get married, maybe we don’t. But you’ll know what I mean by that. Since this is public-facing I guess I’d better make that a little more accurate… Dear The Person Who Will Share With Me a Beloved Infatuation For Life and Each Other. Dear Endlessly Ambitious […]

Seoul Day 1: Crashing Down in Korea and Then Rising Up Again

by Lauren Proctor • August 18, 2015

I arrived in Korea late on Friday night, just in time for a nap and the beginning of New York City’s workday. I could barely keep my eyes open so I took a catnap and woke up just in time to power through some work and a couple phone calls. Nearly a day of travel […]

In Progress – August 6 and 7, 2015

by Lauren Proctor • August 6, 2015

Finding old to do lists always feels a little like recovering old fragments of self stuck in time. I’m sure they’re of no interest to anyone else but I’m going to start keeping my tasks here for progress tracking and archival purposes. I like the pressure of transparency and want to look back on these […]

Superflare Prototyping To Do List – August 6, 2015

by Lauren Proctor • August 6, 2015

Software always looks simple from the user’s perspective, but anyone who’s dug in their heels and actually prototyped, you realize that every pixel is a decision. When the product is your baby every pixel is a heartfelt decision and then some. I’ve been working on Superflare for about a year now, and as I head […]

On Hitting Reset and Becoming a Digital Nomad

by Lauren Proctor • June 13, 2015

A few days ago I wrote what might be my most revealing post yet. If you haven’t read it, feel free to click here and do so. If you prefer the tl;dr version, I’ll give you the gist: Just when I thought I had everything together it all fell apart. Within a matter of weeks […]

A Lesson on Growing Up

by Lauren Proctor • June 11, 2015

At first I thought everything was falling apart (Chinua Achebe style). It started with an audit letter. I’d forgotten to list one of my freelance gigs in my earnings and owed thousands of dollars to the IRS. The next day I received a rent increase. The week after that the startup I was working for […]