Hi! I’m Lauren Hamer.
I live North Carolina and began freelance writing in 2016. Before freelancing, I was a career counselor, a marketing coordinator for a Fortune 500 company, and an owner of (still am!) a successful resume writing business that helps recent grads enter the workforce with style. When I'm not writing, you’ll find me wandering the NC mountains trying to escape WiFi signal with my dog, Lyle.
My main service: Long-form blog content for career, lifestyle, and professional websites.
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“Lauren is a thoughtful, engaging writer with a knack for finding fresh ways of looking at stories related to personal finance and careers. I could always count on her to come to our pitch meetings with interesting angles on topics we covered exhaustively -- not an easy thing for every writer to do. Plus, she is a warm, friendly person who brings her positive attitude to all situations.”
— Megan elliott, senior editor, the cheat sheet
What’s behind the name “CaPABLE and Beyond?”
Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about my writing career and my disability — with a few REAL life advice posts mixed in. Here’s why:
The CaPABLE…and Beyond blog was developed by LaunchPoint Resume founder, Lauren Hamer as a motivating resource for all things real life — whether it be career, personal, or disability-related.
I believe we make our own luck. That excuses are just excuses. What’s with the blog name, you ask?
I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP) at a very young age. And while my specific disability is mild in terms of the Cerebral Palsy spectrum, I’ve dealt with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows as a result. The invaluable lessons I’ve been forced to learn are some that most may never experience in a lifetime.
I am who I am because of my disability -- someone strong, motivated, and CaPABLE.
I realized my inabilities produced CAPABILITIES that make up my unique VALUE and WORTH. A common theme in the disability world is that you ARE NOT your disability. But to that, I say you most definitely are. How it defines you, however, is up to you.
We all have to start somewhere — a Launch Point specific to only ourselves. As you prepare for the take-off that sends you beyond your comfort zone, there are lessons you’ll want to take with you. Follow me on my journey, and forge your own path along the way.
Onward + upward, friends.