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  Would you believe I’m introverted? Or at least I used to be?⁠ I was the girl who arranged her camp schedule to make sure she was there with her younger friends.⁠ The girl who wouldn’t go get her photography mentor a glass of water at a wedding because it involved talking to people I […]

I was an introvert, would you believe it?

I’ve always been an advocate for learning and education. Ever since I started my business, I’ve kind of lived with the mantra of “why buy fancy gear if I don’t know how to use it?”. That’s served me pretty well. I’ve taken multiple online courses and workshops that have taught me all I know, from […]

Showit United 2019 & Workshop Fun in Phoenix, Arizona | Travel

“How do you do three weeks of camp?” This is a question I’ve heard A LOT! Especially over the last three years. If you haven’t seen me post about it on my instagram, then you may not know that in June each year, I take out three weeks and volunteer as a counselor at my […]

My reason for going off the grid for three weeks | Camp Lebanon 2019

  Vacations with the Curtis family usually look a bit different. And that’s why I love ’em! We tend to be spontaneous, enjoy sleeping in a bit and also just being together! There may be a few musts on our agenda that we make sure to hit up, but most times we just explore the […]

Spring Break with the Fam in North Carolina | Travel

This is a trip Sarah and I have been wanting to take since we first heard Ben Rector like five years ago! Okay, well maybe not this exact trip! But the desire to see him in concert was definitely there! Ben came to Columbus last fall on the leg of his Magic Tour and we […]

Ben Rector & A Boho Airbnb in Louisville, KY | Adventures

  “How do I even begin this?” I’ve asked myself that question a thousand times over. “My story isn’t that glamorous.” An excuse I’ve made to keep myself from writing this. “Will anyone even read it?” A question that has plagued my mind and fed my procrastination. All of these statements, these questions, they’ve all […]

Changed Plans & A Calling | Story of Rachael Leigh

The day is here! It’s finally time to reveal the new brand and website I’ve been working on for the past few months! Y’all! I couldn’t be more excited to share this new chapter in my journey with y’all! So, let me officially welcome you to the NEW Rachael Leigh website, brand and blog! I […]

IT’S LAUNCH DAY! | Introducing the New Rachael Leigh Brand

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