Lindsay Lohan turning 30 and writing a book

Lindsay Lohan is in a good place these days.

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  • Lohan has had a troubled past
  • She said she has no regrets

(CNN)Formerly troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is being reflective as she celebrates a milestone.

Lohan, who turns 30 on July 2, told Vanity Fair she is planning on writing a book.
    She said she is "very excited to share my personal experiences in life and how to overcome obstacles."
    "I hope that my words will connect with those who need some guidance when [or] if they are in a tough place," Lohan told the publication. "I am grateful that I have a voice, which I can now feel comfortable using as a platform to let people know that we all have ups and downs in life, and we can all come up from the downs if we get in touch with our inner self and spiritual side."
    The "Mean Girls" star, who became better known for brushes with the law and rehab stints than her acting, said she is looking forward to her future.
    "Making more films, writing my book, starting my charity, working with children a lot," is how Lohan said she envisioned the next decade of her life. "Maybe having some of my own soon—after I get some movies done, first."
    As for her past, Lohan says she has no regrets.
    "I can't turn back time," she said. "But if I could, I would have listened more to my mother and gone back home to N.Y.C. earlier in life and chosen my friends more wisely."