They say the pen is mightier than the sword. Well, I have both.

Hey you, guess who?

Hey there, thanks for stopping by!

I'm Lucas and I warmly welcome you to my website.

I'm a Gen Z content creator (born 1998) who likes to create content that empowers readers online surrounding mostly five topics. This content is mostly in the form of writing, as you see on my website.

While my target audience for the longest time has been kids, teens, and young adults (members of my own generation), anyone looking for a little boost to their life that doesn’t sugarcoat the truth can find value in my content. I talk about my Gen Z status because I want my fellow youth to know I'm relatable, and not an older person who doesn't "get them" and the struggles they face today.

I am a younger sibling of two who always wanted a younger sibling of his own to look after and care for, as well as a future father to my own beautiful kids.

Creating content like this has allowed me to, in a sense, care for others to fill the gaps I haven't had a chance to fill, or have yet to fill.

The five topics that I mostly cover are:

  • Motivation - Find the courage to get started, or the strength to keep going.
  • Perspective - Try these lenses on for a change. It could mean a world of difference.
  • Relationships - People surround you. It might be helpful to know how to get along with them.
  • Life Lessons - Tried and true pieces of advice passed down to the adults of tomorrow.
  • Self-Improvement - Your biggest project in life is you. Never stop working on it.

You can find all the categories of things I write about on my Explore page, which you can access either by clicking on "Explore" at the top of each page or "Explore Other Content" on the bottom of each page.

My content falls under three different types of availability: Free for everyone, Members, and Paid-members. You can identify which article is which if it has a gold tag that has either "Members" or "Paid-members" written in it. If there is no gold tag, then it's free for everyone to read.

  • Most articles are free for everyone to read. Originally, I had put paywalls up on most of my content, but I have taken them down for now so that people can extract more value out of visiting my website and being able to read for free without needing to create an account.
  • Some articles are accessible only to free subscribers who have given me their email and subscribed. This is due to these articles being sent as a weekly newsletter to subscribers and serves as extra value for them because that's what they subscribed to. You're still welcome to subscribe and you'll have access to the previous newsletters.
  • Some articles are accessible only to paying subscribers, either for $5/month or $50/year. Paying subscribers get access to exclusive posts that unlock the behind-the-scenes of my life as a person, and not every paid article is visible on the website. They also get access to the 10 true stories from my life (work-in-progress) that will be compiled into a published book someday, which they won't have to pay for since they've already paid to subscribe here. Additional benefits also apply.

My mission statement, if I had to make one, would essentially be:

To challenge the way people look at things and provide them with a different lens, so that they can stride through life with confidence and make decisions that will lead to happier, healthier, and stronger lives.

What makes me qualified to write on what I do?

I’m not going to try to sell myself like I’ve got everything together, because I don’t. But I’ll tell you what I do have under my belt:

My Background

I grew up in an abusive family while also having little to no friends to rely on for support. I pulled through because I taught myself how to be independent on strong on my own.

As life had deemed, there weren’t people in my immediate circle I could go to for guidance and advice. I had to go through the trenches and the mud alone. What seemed like hell at the time ended up being invaluable experience and wisdom that I now wish to share with others so that their journeys may be less turbulent and difficult compared to mine.

My Desire

My heart goes out to people, especially kids, teens, and young adults in my generation who are in need of guidance and support but don’t have a reliable person or source to turn to.

  • I know what it’s like to need that shoulder to lean on, but to not have it.
  • I know what it’s like to crave that light at the end of the tunnel, but to not see it.
  • I know what it’s like to feel like it’s you against the world. When you’re lost and backed into a corner and not sure of what to do.

And with my primary audience being kids, teens, and young adults, I don’t want them to have to go through those kinds of emotions alone, the way I did.

Through my content, I like to think of myself as a big brother of Gen Z. A role model who’s relatable and can point youth in the right direction. Someone who imparts practical and realistic advice that doesn’t prioritize feelings and desires over truth.

This is who I want to be, and this is how I want to help.

My Experience

  • I’ve been creating content on and off online since 2015. And I’ve been writing about mostly those five topics I listed above.
  • My writing material has spanned platforms such as Twitter, Medium, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram (yep, I use Instagram for writing content too), and more. And now, I have my own little slice of the Internet under my own name, and I've never felt happier about having a home for my content. I’ve also been able to hone my voice and messages through other platforms, such as my own podcast, YouTube channel, Twitch.TV streaming, and more. Some of these I don't use anymore, but I have experience with them.
  • I’m a writer for multiple notable publications on Medium, such as The Writing Cooperative, The Shortform, Dialogue & Discourse, Change Your Mind Change Your Life, and the owner and editor of my very own publication, Life Advice for the Adults of Tomorrow (LAFTA).
  • I have a whole album of testimonials submitted to me from kids, teens, and young adults thanking me for changing their lives for the better. The testimonials you'll find there isn't even close to all the testimonials I actually have by the way.
  • I launched a newsletter in July 2023 (recent, at the time of writing this) that I send out once a week to provide content on Motivation, Perspective, Self-Improvement, and more, without forsaking the Truth. It's on the front page of my website if you wanna subscribe. Update: As of October 2023, I am officially on a writing hiatus and the newsletter has been paused until further notice.
  • Most recently, I’ve been 2x published in Tango Magazine after an editor reached out to me and wanted to republish my work there.

Who am I outside of writing?

One of the paid subscriber benefits is that paid subscribers get to know me more closely as a person, but I'll spill a few beans for you here:

  • I practice MMA as a hobby. This is what I mean by the subtitle of this About page; my MMA side is the sword.
  • I have a pretty wide taste palette and like all kinds of food. Some food I love: ramen, sushi, and Korean BBQ. Some food I don't like: endives, wheatgrass, and oysters.
  • I used to be addicted to video games. When I realized it was a problem, that's when I replaced gaming with martial arts. My favorite game of all time is World of Warcraft, and I played a lot of Rogue and Paladin. I basically went from PvPing in game to IRL lol.

Anyway, I appreciate you stopping by to read this.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to use the Contact Me feature in the menu bar above, or email me directly at

With Determination,

Lucas Hawthorne