Hello and welcome!
My name is Hannah Leigh and it is a pleasure to have you joining me on this journey!
As an encourager, speaker, and writer, my heart for this space is that you would find a breath of fresh air and inspiration to live your best life now, in your own unique and wonderful way, right where you are, in every area of your life.
My hope and my prayer is that by God’s grace, the things I share here would help you awaken to that divine spark within you, empowering you to take ownership of your God-given gifts, passions, and skills, putting them to action within your spheres of influence to make a positive difference in the world for His Kingdom and glory. That’s what I believe it means to live the ‘good life’ and ‘living the good life’ is not only a passion of mine, but a major theme of this blog, as you’ll come to see!
My writing is a collection of the following …
My [Book]: My first eBook, “I AM … A Girl’s Search for Jesus and the Discovery of Herself,” was released in May 2014. Check it out here.
Big [Dreams]: Goals, Passions, and Visions.
Good [Living]: Marriage, Family, Friends, Fitness, Food, Celebrations, Holidays, and Seasons.
In [Her Words]: A series featuring amazing women who are ‘living the good life’ in their corners of the world.
Inspired [Faith]: Faith, Inspiration, and Heart.
Little [Lovelies]: Delights, Hobbies, and Favorite Things.
Sacred [Spaces]: My Places, Adventures, Exploring, and Travel.
Things I’m Very Passionate About:
God, my handsome hubby, family, girlfriend time, coffee, travel, running, great books, music, leadership, influence, dreaming BIG, journaling, photography, laughing, goal-setting and being outdoors.
Other Things About Me:
I reside in Pure Michigan with my hubby, Ken, where we live in the countryside just outside of the capital city and take every chance we can to enjoy the beauty of our state, including spending our summers on the shoreline of Lake Michigan (where we were also married). We are both alumni of Michigan State University and are avid Spartan fans. Go Green!
In my day job, I am a licensed Social Worker and Director for a large international non-profit organization. My favorite part about my career is getting to connect with helping professionals all across the division and territory I serve, encouraging and supporting them to do and be their very best in what can often be very difficult work.
In my evening / weekend time, you can find me hanging out at the ranch with my hubby, usually catching up on our DVR, or on the comfiest couch in the world with a book I can’t put down. I also love to connect with my family and friends over dinner, manicures, movies, and sporting events!
I have a heart for women, of all ages, to know the freedom and joy that exists in knowing God and having relationship with Him. I came to faith on my own at a young age – an outsider to the church – and have had my share of life experiences that make my faith and life journey unlike others I know. While I used to want to “fit in” to others definitions of “what it means to be a Christian,” I have come to accept what makes me different and embrace my own walk with the Lover of my Soul. I am here to encourage and help you do the same, friends.
Bachelor of Science, Family Community Services – Michigan State University
Master of Social Work – Michigan State University
Licensed Social Worker – State of Michigan
Consulting, Coordinating, Program / Policy and Procedure Development, Strategic Planning, and Supervision
Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy
Non-Profit Organization Leadership and Management
Non-Profit Organization Executive Board of Directors Member
Workforce Development and Education
Bible Study Coordinator and Host
Guest Speaker for Church / Civic / Community Groups
Small Group Leader
My BIG Dream:
I would absolutely love to have a full-time career working from this platform – writing on a regular basis on the blog and for other publications, coaching individuals on how to make what matters happen in their lives, working with businesses and organizations on strategic goal-setting and planning, as well as on boosting and sustaining positive morale in the workplace, and speaking to groups on various topics, including faith, life and leadership.
Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air …
Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God.
~ Philippians 2:15, The Message