Laurie seemingly feels at home everywhere---finds a way to participate--and make a difference.
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: If you were dropped off in a wholly new situation---could you make a life for yourself? Find worthwhile friends? Meaningful challenges? Enjoy life? Laurie does it all---with flair! I speculate that rich, adaptive personalities like hers are "grown" bit by bit as they playfully, courageously engage others----absorbing aspects of them that they admire----- and that is how a feedback loop of character growth is set in motion---- Rich personalities getting even richer.
I think Laurie has found her heart's home here!