I'm Christian. I'm a born again, bible-believing, woman of God baptized in Jesus' name. Jesus is my Lord and Savior. I became a Christian in November 2005. I was formerly atheist. Deciding to follow Jesus was one of the best decisions I ever made.
I've got people. We're a group of those paranoid people that like privacy. We have furbabies too. I've learned from past experiences with creepy trolls on the interwebs that I'm most comfortable with keeping my personal life separate from my public author life. Hence why I don't do instagram or post pictures of my family online. Thanks for understanding. Bonus thanks for not being a weirdo who copies my pictures.
~ I'm an INTJ. I'm fairly close to INFJ though. ~ Introverted and happy! People say "hermit crab" like it's a bad thing, but my shell is pretty cool. I decorated it and everything. ~ I like to be organized! Organization makes me happy. If you color coordinate and have different style post-its for different purposes, you'll make me happy. ~ Making lists makes my soul content. ~ I covet peace and quietness. I'm definitely a let's go to the park and stare at the stars and have a campfire kind of person. I'm not a let's go out in a crowd and be with the noisy people kind of person. If it's too loud to read, bye. ~ Is sassy a personality trait? Fun fact: My great, great grandma was named Spicy Caroline Williams. That's not a nickname. Her name was actually Spicy. Family theory says a strong, spicy personality is genetic ;)
~ Does writing count as a lifestyle? That's pretty much how I spend my life. ~ I spend enough time on Pinterest that it could be considered part of my lifestyle. ~ I eat a lot of burritos. Like ... a lot. It's basically a food group in my life. When I feel guilty about eating too many burritos, I compromise and mix it up by eating chicken chimichangas. I'm an Appalachian woman with a Tex Mex tongue. ~ I spend a fair amount of my day making more tea because I drank it all again. Homemade tea is the best. I haven't bought tea from a store in years.
I'm a professional juggler. No, I'm totally kidding. I can't handle it when things are flying at my face (hate sports!). Really though, I balance a lot of stuff. I can't choose one thing to do. There's too much awesomeness to be had in this life. 1. I'm an author. You probably knew that, but in case you didn't I have a stack of books tattooed on my right forearm with my author logo next to it. Writing is my passion. It's more like a compulsion. I must write. It's what I was made to do. It's deeply satisfying. I feel like myself when I'm writing. It's my most natural state. I truly feel God made me to be a writer and that is one of my top purposes in my life. 2. I'm a birth doula and lactation specialist. 3. Sometime in 2019 I'd like to start teaching classes online. Teaching has always been a passion of mine. ~ I'm also an aspiring photographer.
My degree is in health sciences. I'm a trained doula and certified breastfeeding specialist. I was formerly certified as a chemical dependency counselor assistant. I stay current on first aid and basic lifesaver support (American Heart Association).
I'd like to always pursue education on things that interest me. I firmly believe that an adult's self-led education produces the deepest roots. Take classes. Attend workshops. Sit in on seminars and take notes. Watch documentaries. Read!!! Receive knowledge. Apply it to your life. Experience growth.
~ making lists ~ writing ~ reading ~ researching whatever interests me ~ organizing ~ Pinterest ~ pondering the universe ~ introverting ~ turning my favorite quotes into images
Interests and things I'm passionate about
~ I love to teach. My favorite way to teach is through my writing. ~ women's health and evidence based maternity care ~ anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders... the epidemic.... the treatment... the recovery.... the personal growth ~ learning more domestic skills and discovering more about the old fashioned way of life such as gardening, home canning, sewing, crocheting, making soap, making candles, etc... ~ being aware of environmental toxins and how we can reduce/avoid poisons and pollution ~ I like to examine all social issues and try to better understand each person's perspective ~ I'm always interested in having deep, meaningful conversations with people that can stimulate my mind.
I have an unquenchable thirst for learning about things that interest me.
Goals and aspirations
Some of these are continual goals. Others I've yet to attain/experience.
Find peace within.
Finish my books I have planned. Publish. Hold my creations in my hands.
Read to expand my mind.
See the Milky Way.
See the Northern Lights.
Experience nature (with as few bugs and critters as possible).
Touch the ocean for the first time.
Spend time with the people who matter most.
Enjoy the little things in life.
~ I'm a really big fan of autumn. I get extremely excited about pumpkin season. I keep a few fall decorations out all year long because it makes me happy.
~ I'm a night owl to the core. If humans were meant to naturally wake up before 11am, we've got a manufacturer defect here. I love the quietness of the midnight hours. It's calm. It's the best time for creativity to flow. My body thinks 9pm to 1am is the time to be wide awake. It's a struggle, but I embrace it.
~ I'm kind of obsessed with pictures of stars. If you follow me on Facebook, you've probably caught on to this.
~ Country style decor makes me grin. I never get sick of it. I love country rustic home decor. I also love mismatched dishes. I don't think it's possible to have too many mason jars. A front porch with a rocking chair and a glass of homemade sweet tea soothes my spirit.
~ I like to design houses. I started doing that in elementary school. I have no interest in doing that as a career. It's just fun for me.
~ I love red paint and red furniture and red all kinds of stuff. Purple is one of my favorite colors as well. Turquoise is up there too. I like warm colors.
~ Nothing comforts me like inhaling the aroma of a wood burning stove on a chilly day. I love pajamas. I love being wrapped up in a blanket. What better way to be cozy in jammies than in front of a fireplace?
Randomness and no real need to share all that, but this is who I am. This is
Author Leanna Mae
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