Learning to Love Leah

Welcome to Learning to Love Leah!

I cannot believe I am finally posting my first blog!! Since I started college in 2013, I have enjoyed watching YouTube videos, vlogs and reading blogs. So, now three years later, I have decided to start my own blog! I am a twenty year old college student and part-time nursing assistant.  School has consumed most of my life for years and recently I have been learning how to relax and find joy outside of academics. Through this blog I hope to document the new and exciting moments of my life as I explore myself. I have recently developed a fascination with fashion and beauty, discovering a creative side I thought I had lost in elementary school. I have gained confidence in traveling and am loving exploring nature and new places. I have found motivation to get dressed, clean my apartment and take care of my body.

These changes did not happen overnight but took time. As I mentioned previously, I have always succeeded in school. But, to do so, I focused all of my energy in my assignments. I would study for hours, days, weeks and still not feel confident in knowing the material. I have vivid memory of doing my homework and sobbing (as young as middle school) because I felt as if I had no energy and no motivation but my conscience would not let me stop. My brain felt as if it was being assaulted but I had a loving family, wonderful friends and was successful. Nothing made sense. It began to get too overwhelming and in high school I started distancing myself from everyone, pouring more time into my challenging class schedule. After still struggling to find happiness in college, I accepted the help of a counselor and was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and mild depression. When the sessions weren’t enough I began medication to clear my mind of the fog that had taken residence there for years. I still have bad days but I am finding myself happier than I have been in years. I am proud of myself and where I am going with my life. My family, boyfriend and dog (yes, my dog has helped me in SO many ways!) have been my biggest support through everything and I am so grateful for each and every one of them.

With all that aside, this blog will not focus on my anxiety and depression. I am realizing that I am much more than those two words and plan to focus on the positivity of my life. Since I have finally acquired a professional quality camera (Best Christmas gift ever from my boyfriend!) I feel prepared to take another leap in my life and start this lifestyle blog. I would love to take you along for my journey in self-discovery as I learn to love Leah.

Working after Christmas Eve Service. I helped decorate the dining room with snowflakes for a Christmas Day surprise!
Working after Christmas Eve Service. I helped decorate the dining room with snowflakes for a Christmas Day surprise!
Taken before Christmas Eve Service with my dog, Rudy.
Taken before Christmas Eve Service with my dog, Rudy.
With my boyfriend, Ian, at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
With my boyfriend, Ian, at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About learningtoloveleah

I am a 20 year old college student and nursing assistant. I love make up, fashion, dogs, nature and blogging! I plan to post at least once a week and am working on updating this website! Thank you for keeping up with my life! Business Inquiries : LearningtoLoveLeah@gmail.com

13 thoughts on “Welcome to Learning to Love Leah!

  1. You are beautiful – inside and out. I’m praying that this blog becomes an inspiration for many who feel just like you. I’m so proud of you!

  2. We LOVED Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As you walk the trails you can get so close to the animals and the rock formations are phenomenal!

    1. Yes, it’s phenomenal! I went with my boyfriend and his sister last summer and we had a blast all day hiking the trails and trying to find buffalo. One of God’s many beautiful creations 🙂

  3. Leah – You are amazing!! We are looking forward to reading your journey. We love you!! Sending love from snowy Colorado.

    1. I love you guys too!! Hopefully it gets warm there soon since the groundhog did not see his shadow! 🙂

  4. Leah – you are a smart, kind young lady! Anxiety and depression and difficult and I hope and pray that you enjoy your journey 🙂

  5. You are so Loved Leah. We will continue reading your blog, supporting you & praying that your future is exciting, fun and in Gods hands. Love you❤️

  6. I try to have special MOM moments during the day. A soda treat for working hard or 20 minutes reading a really good book or after a hard day a 30 minute cat nap. Love your blog!

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