Life has been a little... all over the place lately. After moving across the country on my own last summer, I quit my job, moved to a new town, moved to a new town again, completely changed my career path, and did some soul searching.
I've always been one to jump quick at new opportunities, so often that I place too many things on my plate and can't accomplish all of them without stressing myself out way too much. First, my life consisted of school, then sports, then music, then fitness, then management, then absolutely nothing, and now I'm bouncing back from that.
There have always been two major lights guiding my life ever since I can remember: Music & Health. I spent my childhood listening to the best musicians to have ever lived, thanks to my parents, and playing endless amounts of sports until the sun went down each evening, again, thanks to my parents.
Balancing these two passions and prioritizing them both is not an easy task. Music and health can surely fall into the same category because music absolutely heals; no doubt about it. Establishing a living as a young grad while trying to follow your many passions, however, is even harder.
For those reasons, I have decided to choose the one path that I can pursue no matter where I am, what time it is, or what resources I have. That path is health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness. You don't need any equipment or anybody to eat well, exercise, and inspire others to live their best life.
Let's backtrack for a second because I need to explain something. The direction I want to take with my music includes the help of multiple resources: a songwriter, instrumentalists, a producer, acquaintances in the industry, etc., Unfortunately, I don't have the people, time, or finances to dedicate to this project right now. Making music is an incredible outlet for creativity, stress, and pure joy, and I will never let that go. Trust me; I'm still singing and dancing 24/7!
Making it big with music, for me, revolves around YouTube and social media; you can't just get hired as a famous singer, at least not without knowing somebody who can get you there. I absolutely love creating covers, singing during my livestreams, and writing music. Even though I love doing these things, it's really hard to actually get started and allow your projects to come to fruition. When I record my cover songs, I listen to them over and over again, and the perfectionist in me always finds something wrong, or some part I could sing better. Eventually, I would just say "good enough, I guess", and post it, even if I wasn't in love with my video or vocals. For live streaming, I had to set aside at least two hours to stream, make sure I had a quiet place to sing, ensure that no one was around to get bothered by my endless singing, and get the energy to entertain people for 2+ hours straight without any breaks. To put it simply, this is a very taxing task. Writing music is relatively new for me, and I'm still learning. It is hard for me to get in the creative mindset without worrying what other people will think of me putting my thoughts and feelings out there for the world to hear. Additionally, I don't have the patience or desire to learn how to make beats, and I don't have the money or resources to find someone who will contribute to this part of the process. I am a singer and songwriter, but I can't do it alone.
I want to fully love every post and every project I create. I am an entrepreneur and a manager, so doing things on my own whenever I decide to comes most naturally to me. Eating well, being active, and learning constantly comes naturally to me. Motivating people, entertaining people, and teaching people comes naturally to me. This is why I have decided to focus my energy and social media on health/lifestyle-related content, and pursue a career as a personal trainer. Through these resources, I hope to gain a following on social media to encourage people to live healthier lives, connect with new friends, inspire others, grow my personal training business, build a gym, start a clothing line, gain sponsorship & travel opportunities, and to become a fitness model... just to name a few of my hundred goals. :)
I was born an entertainer and that is where my passion lies. I entertain by singing, I entertain by talking to a camera, and I entertain by welcoming anyone and everyone into my life. YouTube vlogs are coming. Instagram photoshoots are coming. Fitness training is coming. Everything is falling into place, and I cannot wait to see where it all takes me. To say the least, I AM SO EXCITED! I have a really good feeling about this... 💞
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Hey, beautiful! My name is Leah Jean & I am a fitness, health, and lifestyle vlogger! On my channel, you'll go through a day in the life with me. I'll show you what I eat, how I workout, and all of the crazy adventures in between. I can't wait to explore life with you!