I feel like the only appropriate way to start a blog is with a proper introduction. My name is Leah. I am not really “from” any one place. No, not an army brat. Just life throwing a lot of curve balls. I most recently relocated from Nashville, TN to Raleigh, NC. If you are going to ask, yes, I absolutely miss Nashville. That being said, I am learning to love North Carolina and all it has to offer! I feel like I can officially say I am a southern girl now (proud of it). I am happily married with two crazy cute pups and one sassy cat. Don’t worry, you will probably see too much of them. No, this is definitely not my main gig. I work full-time and investing the rest of my time to make this my “side-hustle”.
I will be the first to admit, I was unsure about starting on this journey. I know blogging is a lot of work, extremely time-consuming, and it seems like every middle-class woman in america has their own blog. I personally felt like I have been at a crossroads with my life and honestly have been praying for direction for some time now. I am not sure yet if this is the direction I have been looking for, but in the meantime, this blog has been therapeutic and a creative outlet for me. If you know me though, I rarely do anything ‘halfway’, so if I am going to do this, I wanted to do it the RIGHT way. Therefore what is the first thing you do? For me, that’s research. When I started to research on what to blog about, or how to go about it the right way, I was able to get three main pieces of advice that really helped me shape this blog and what I wanted it to be.
I received three main pieces of advice that helped me shape this blog.
The first piece of advice that I received was to blog what you are passionate about. Well, I am passionate about a lot. I truly believe in living life to the fullest. My opinion? You can sleep when you are dead. Go on the adventure. Spend the extra money. Get up a little earlier. Stay up a little later. Read the extra book. Run the extra mile. Have the glass of wine. With that being said, I believe finding the balance of life is the key to success and I hope my blog reflects that.
The second biggest piece of advice I received was to blog about what your friends ask you for advice on. This one was an immediate ‘light-bulb’ for me. I get asked for advice on two things all the time, hair and make-up recommendations. I don’t believe anyone needs to wear make-up or hair products to look beautiful. However, for those who are looking for some good products, I have so many that I would love to recommend. I really got into beauty products a few years ago and I have learned ALOT. I have tried a TON, from the more affordable products to the top of the line. I am definitely not a ‘beauty blogger’ BUT I have definitely gained a lot knowledge that I would love to share (if people want to read it, LOL).
The last piece of advice I received was to blog about something that fills a need. As a Catholic woman, I believe there is a huge need for a larger presence of Catholicism in the social media world. I believe the Catholic Church is one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented religious faiths. I hope this blog serves as a source of information for those with questions as well as a place of encouragement for those who are in need of a ‘social media refuge’. I will never shy away from the “tough” questions, as I too asked those same questions (I converted to Catholicism). I am an avid reader of Scott Hahn, Robert Barron, etc. and love theological discussion.
*Disclaimer- This picture is couple years old #sorrynotsorry