And I’ll leave my greatest failures on display, with an asterisk *worthy of love anyways…. -Sleeping at Last
Hey lovelies! I’m Lea and I’m a 18-year-old gal who loves Jesus, fluffy dogs, thrifting, dancing, chemistry, leading worship, worship in general, and walruses. That picture above is of 14-year-old Lea getting baptized. Since finding my worth through the Lord my life has completely changed. I created this blog in hopes that others would come to know a God of unconditional love and unfathomable goodness through the way He is constantly working throughout my life.
I am so passionate about the power of vulnerability. Although having very raw stories and encounters from literally my whole life since junior year of high school on the internet freaks me out a little, I truly believe that putting this out there is worth it. Because this is an authentic place, I am very careful about using names when I write about people and only post things I write about others that I’d be okay sharing with them. In addition, if I write about people, it usually highlights the gold I see in them or their impact on my life. This blog is not a highlight reel for even one second, but a place to celebrate the imperfect. Sometimes I take you with me through my weeks and the encounters I have while other times I just write out my guts. Expect to find stories on here of miracles but also me finding the joy in smaller, everyday things. Because I believe both of those are so meaningful.
Some more random facts about me: I attend Jesus Culture Sacramento and Davis Christian Fellowship. I live in a ministry house with 7 other gals. I work for UC Davis Fire as an emergency medical technician! I love food, long bike rides, hiking, meeting new people, and late night texts. I was born with a skin condition that used to be super severe, but Jesus healed most of it! I am a sophomore at the University of California, Davis, majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. I pet every dog I see on the street. My Starbucks order is a vanilla chai tea latté with almond milk. I’m passionate about healing, restoration, and revival. My dream is to one day be a doctor that can meet a patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. I want the world to see their lives transformed by the sheer love and goodness of God. And my main hobby is belting worship music into my hairbrush while getting ready.
I love to write because that is how I process my memories. When I’m out living, I feel like I have so much to write about. When I’m writing, I feel like I have so much to live for. Sometimes I get to the end of something I’ve written and I know what it was all about, and other times I haven’t solved anything. But at least then I have another entry about that thing.
My life is an endless dance of learning to be more and more like Him. This blog can’t even begin to capture the beauty of this journey, but I love that I get to try. 🙂