So, you have found yourself on this website to discover “MyLifeAsLJ,” but you probably have no idea who I am or why you would want to know anything about my life in the first place. WELL. That’s what I’m here to tell you about! Let’s start at the beginning…
I was born in Pennsylvania about 23 years ago by the name of Leah Jean. I grew up listening to all kinds of music 24/7 and playing with my neighborhood friends until the sun went down every single day. I was a little tomboy who loved getting my feet dirty after playing barefoot outside for hours, but I also loved all things Barbie and pink. Life hasn’t changed all that much since then! I graduated high school and moved on to get a degree in Business from Penn State (We Are!), which then led me to the land of my dreams...California. I’m not kidding; I had been dreaming of living in California since the day I first visited that golden state when I was 12. I made it my mission to get my Bachelor’s degree from the best school in the world (my humble opinion of PSU) and move to California as soon as I graduated… so, I did it! All on my own.
Okay, so I got a degree in Business from a top-tier school. Now what am I doing with it?
I’m glad you asked because I have been wondering the same thing! I started off with a job at Target as one of their Executive Managers, then decided it wasn’t for me and it wasn’t the right timing for this path on my journey. I moved to a mountain soon after and lived a very simple, minimalistic life for a few months to get back to my routes and figure out what I was supposed to do next. I started by asking myself this question: “What am I passionate about?” Easy! Music, health, fitness, food, and entertaining. Great! Okay... so how do you combine all of these passions? Well… I’m not quite sure.
If you read my last blog post, I told you about my decision to pursue fitness instead of music. To sum it all up, I don’t have the resources or people to guide me in my songwriting & music-making adventures, but I will always have everything I need to stay fit and fuel my body with nutritious foods. So, this is the path I have decided to dedicate my energy to right now.
Last year, and many years before that, I mainly focused on the music part of my journey. I posted song covers to YouTube every week and I live-streamed everyday, singing to the 54,000 people who followed me. I entered singing contests and earned many opportunities to perform in front of large crowds with grammy-winning artists, like Clean Bandit. I performed at endless events on campus at Penn State with my rap group, during which I had the time of my life. That was all so much fun, but it also took a lot of work. It started to feel like singing and making my recordings absolutely perfect was something I had to do, not something I wanted to do. Even then, I was never 100% satisfied with how my videos turned out because there was always something I could do a little bit better. Fitness and healthy food, however, is something I always loved doing, every. single. day.
Now, I am working at a local gym (makes sense, doesn’t it?) and studying to become a personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise (also makes sense, huh?). I want my life to revolve around helping people heal themselves in the most natural, fun, exciting, and positively life-changing way possible. I want to encourage all-around health and nutrition for the body, mind, and soul. I want people to be happy as often as possible, and enjoy living their lives to the fullest every day. Most of all, I just want people to SMILE and love themselves, wherever they are in their own personal journey.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey of self-love, overall health, and adventure! I’ll be posting videos on YouTube every single week to invite you into My Life As LJ. I’ll show you my entire day, including my workout, what I’m eating that day, and some inspiration for your own life. On Instagram, I’ll be posting 3x a week with some fitness selfies, some “Wow, Leah! You’re actually not wearing workout clothes and you look like a fancy-schmancy gal today” rare photos, some yummy food pics, and plenty of inspirational quotes to get you going.
My YouTube channel is www.youtube.com/MyLifeAsLJ, my instagram is www.instagram.com/MyLifeAsLJ, my facebook page is www.facebook.com/mylifeaslj, and my twitter is twitter.com/mylifeaslj.
Well, I think that’s all I’ve got for today. Leave a comment below telling me what you want to hear about next, and I will write about it! Have a wonderful week, and I hope you do something that makes you smile today!
Love yourself. Take care of yourself. Find happiness and light in every situation. <3
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!