My name is Lesley, a late 20-something in Houston, Texas. Though I am not deep sea diving or cascading down a mountain side (yet), I am trying to live a life more open, vulnerable, unguarded, and well…fearless. I quit my six-figure “grown-up” job at the end of 2015 on a mission to rediscover my passions and make a living by living a life I was proud of.
I have never been a “thin” girl, but when I started a demanding sales management job in 2012, I realized I was steadily gaining weight. I was not diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) until August of 2016, so the feeling of my body fighting against me for years was beyond overwhelming, especially since I didn’t have any answers for what I was experiencing physically and emotionally. I share the challenges that come with overcoming and undoing years of self-neglect on my mission for overall wellness.
Deciding to be vulnerable—for lack of a better expression—is really frigging hard. Now, sitting down to write and be vulnerable requires another level of discipline I do not currently possess naturally. But the reason I choose to share this part of my life publicly—notwithstanding my preference to remain a very private person—is because I’m a firm believer that everyone just wants to feel understood and nobody wants to feel like they are going through something on their own.