My name is Leigh Kramer, and I’m living life on purpose. I’m reveling in the now.
It’s an easy thing to say, sure, but it’s taken everything I have to make it happen. And I’m still learning. This blog is where I map out my journey and keep track of where I am now, without getting lost in the before or after.
I’m a Midwesterner by birth and breeding, and moved from the Chicago suburbs to Nashville on a leap of faith in 2010. A year later, I quit my job to chase my dream of writing. Before this life of coffee shops and chapter revisions, I worked as a medical social worker and grief counselor, in hospice and pediatric hematology/oncology. As if that wasn't enough adventure, in June 2015, I uprooted my life once more and headed to San Francisco, a city I'd never so much as visited before. It all came a full Midwestern circle when I moved to the Twin Cities in October 2016. I'm now working as an administrative assistant.
My first novel A Storied Life released in June 2018 It explores love and loss through the eyes of Olivia, an art gallery owner with a secret and an understandable grudge against most of her family. When her grandmother and only ally is diagnosed with terminal cancer, nothing will ever be the same.
In my current now, I write: about what I'm reading, about the Enneagram, about singleness and relationships, about grief and joy and everything in between. We are always in between – this world and eternity, this place and the next. I want to stop living for the next, and revel in the now.
I’m a life-long White Sox fan, a connoisseur of fried pickles, proud book nerd, and a great listener. I ask the hard questions – of others and myself, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without the answers those questions brought. I have a long list of things I want to do in life, and I plan on doing them, on purpose.
Inquiries related to the blog can be sent to leighkramerblog (at) gmail (dot) com. Inquiries about my novel can be sent to leighkramerwriter (at) gmail (dot) com.
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