Hi, I'm Haleigh!
Photo Credit: Sharon Wai Photography
Hello! My name is Haleigh Clemens, and I'm delighted to welcome you to my blog. In all honesty, I have wanted to start this blog for a really long time. I've had post ideas bouncing around my brain and gathering dust in my notes app for over a year now. However, I was completing a graduate degree. Between working full time and using my evenings to complete schoolwork, I was utterly burnt out most of the time and had no bandwidth to participate in hobbies for myself.
Now that my thesis has officially been accepted (yay!!!), I have a lot more time to do the things I love and express myself creatively. At the heart of it, that's what this blog is all about for me. Having a way to be creative and share it! That includes writing posts, taking photos, editing videos, and possibly more in the future.
So, what can you expect to find on this blog? In addition to creative pursuits, I have a huge passion for shopping at local businesses. Purchasing from a small or local business is so much more satisfying than handing money over to a large corporation. When you shop small, you're directly supporting the dreams of the person behind that business. On my blog, I'll be sharing small businesses I love, with a focus on my local community in Reno, Nevada.
As well as shopping locally, I have also been making an effort to be more sustainable in my day-to-day life. I'm certainly not perfect, but I don't believe anybody can be perfectly sustainable when most large corporations are not. I'll be sharing my findings and swaps I have made so that you can possibly make some of those swaps in your life too!
I am so excited to see where this blog leads and thrilled to have a way to creatively express myself again. I hope you will love reading as much as I love writing!