Me

I’ve gotten to an age where I’ve realised the more we embrace our natural selves, the more fun we’ll have navigating through the shit storm life can sometimes be.

I’ve spent way too much time caring about being thin, pretty, cool, wealthy, clever, thought-provoking, happy, a great cook, the perfect wife, having a five-year goal, doing more yoga, eating less wheat, creating a perfect winged eye, politics, the demise of humanity and reading self-help books.

It’s fucking tiring.

I’ve decided to live my life, one day at a time. One foot in front of the other. I’m a human being, not Buffy. As much as that fact kills me.

I write about life, pretty much, but from a non-glossy and non-bullshit point of view. I tried being a normal ‘blogger’ with no voice or realistic mindset and it was soul destroying.

I started my blog as a way to help verbalise my struggles with the world and my anxieties. If you’re looking for a polished and perfect blogger with a crisp Instagram feed and all the answers, this isn’t it. But if you’re looking for an honest, inquisitive and realistic space curated by a 31-year-old British girl, then hi!

I’m a bit obsessed with skincare, due to my current battle with adult acne and rosacea. If you’re struggling with the same, let’s help each other out. I’m also on a bit of a crusade when it comes to health and weight. I don’t do diets but I am trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle through good food and moderate exercise. Sometimes mild exercise.

It’s all a journey and we need to lift ourselves up because no one else is going to do it.

I also run another blog called ‘a dementia diary’ where I’m able to journal my life as a carer for my Mum who has young dementia (or early-onset Alzheimer’s disease) As well as this I’m also part of the volunteer fundraising committee for the Cardiff branch of Alzheimers Society. I also enjoy hosting my own events to raise funds for charity when I can.

I sometimes write for various mental health websites as well as write music and sing.

When life is a giant creative-love-party I’m a pretty happy gal!

Oh yeah, and my name’s Leanne! Nice to meet you. 

leannejaybrookes@gmail.com 
@leannebrookesuk

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