My name is Leigh, 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 and everything God can give me 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 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 at different points, in hospice care and pediatric hematology/oncology. I'm also a certified thanatologist. My first novel follows a granddaughter caring for her dying grandmother- to the chagrin of their family.
In my current now, I write: about my faith, about the church, 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, a great listener, and an even better talker. 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.
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