Her outlook on life also is influenced by what she says was "growing up too fast." Raised by her single mother, Farrah was independent from a young age and knew all too well the struggles her family had with making ends meet.

"It brought my awareness to real life a little too soon and then again with the trouble I had when I was 13 to 15," Farrah says. "I was just doing really stupid shit. Wrong crowd, wrong scene, drugs and stuff. But I got it all out of the way early."

Eventually, she took a stab at the Navy, a career that lasted exactly eight months and 12 days. The reason she resigned early, Farrah says, is because she was deeply unhappy, so she did something about it.

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"I was probably the most depressed than I've been in my whole life when I was in," Farrah says meekly. "I think I was pretty naive when I signed up. I just wanted money to go to art school because I was real big into visual arts when I was younger. I figure that would be a good way to see the world, get a bunch of money, they'd pay for school and all that stuff. I guess that would've been the case if I'd kept in, but not the 'see the world' part, though. I would have been stationed in Georgia and that's about as far as I'd go.

"It was a really rough and trying time and I learned a lot about myself," Farrah says. "I guess I wouldn't trade the experience in, but you only live one time and I was not in a very good way when I was there."

After trying on different vocational hats, Farrah's settled into the role of the singer/songwriter. "I want to pursue music solely. I've resigned to the fact that that's probably gonna be a 10-year endeavor to see anything awesome happen," she says. "It's already awesome that I wound up on a label, and that's really great, but like bigger, maybe doing a big tour with somebody. It's probably going to take a long time but I'm going to be there for it."

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Hello I am delighted to have Lauren Farrah apart of The Love Show @ Hard Rock Cafe PHX by Urban Projex

 
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