hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to oh no fomo. My name is C.C. Leonard and you are currently reading my blog. I am so thrilled to be finally doing something I’ve always wanted to do – write a blog!

who am I?

I’m a 20-something living in North Carolina, originally a native to Eastern Washington. I’m a newlywed who lives in a fixer-upper farmhouse with my husband and animals (two cats and two dogs). I am a freelance web developer is also an artist, photographer, and comedian. It sounds like I do a lot more than I really do, I promise. I’m someone perpetually following passion projects and this is one of them.

what is this about?

This is a blog about living large by living small. What does that mean? I truly believe you can have a rich life, even socially, without breaking yourself or the bank. Does that mean I never go out? No, of course not! But I do think that introverts and extroverts alike can learn to appreciate the comforts of their home and nights staying in.

Why do I think this? I have spent many days laying low in my house and not going out when I didn’t want to be confined to my home. For years, I struggled with undiagnosed Lyme disease. I didn’t feel well enough to go out. After and during that time, I dealt with severe anxiety, depression, and was in massive amounts of debt. Feeling alone, broke and scared, I started working on my health in all aspects: my physical health, my mental health, my financial health, building a healthier relationship with the earth, and creating a life where I could complete my dreams.

living healthy was hard

I found out really quickly that living a healthy life was extremely difficult. Not only was it hard to change my ways and work on myself, but it was really hard on my budget. Eating healthy and healthy living can be draining on the budget, but it doesn’t have to be. Furthermore, the pressures of being healthy and being social were extremely draining to me.

While I am a natural introvert, learning to love solitude and quiet living can benefit more than just introverts. Learning to appreciate time alone can help improve self-esteem, self-love, and self-care. Knowing that there are days where the pressure to be social can be ignored without feeling guilty is powerful.

love yourself, love the earth

Through my process of healthy living and budgeting, I discovered a better way to live harmoniously with the earth. I have always enjoyed the outdoors, but I never realized how much waste I consumed. Another aspect of my sustainable living is, of course, investing more in longer-lasting lower-waste products that are better for the earth, my body, and my budget.

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. I hope that you appreciate some of the information I have for you and that you, too, can learn to live a life where you don’t have FOMO. 🙂

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