Weird Things You May Not Know About Me

Hello, my name is Leah Grey and I'd like to welcome you to The Grey Diaries. I want To let you know who I am beyond the story of addiction. It's tough to relate sometimes when someone has a big story but From moment to moment, despite how difficult, God has been turning my mess into this ministry. That said, behind the scenes I'm just a regular girl! A real "Human of New York" So here's a few weird things you may not know about me. Click to read more or pin for later!

Hello, my name is Leah Grey and I'd like to welcome you to The Grey Diaries. I want To let you know who I am beyond the story of addiction. It's tough to relate sometimes when someone has a big story but From moment to moment, despite how difficult, God has been turning my mess into this ministry. That said, behind the scenes I'm just a regular girl! A real "Human of New York" So here's a few weird things you may not know about me. Click to read more or pin for later!

Hello, friends!

I always post "heavy" things so today I'm going to get personal in a happy way, and tell you some things about what makes me, me!

First things first, I’ve always pictured myself being a writer. I want a super-white home office. Also, I want to take my laptop and travel anywhere where there’s no snow in December... because I was born in CANADA... and I have an aversion to the cold. 

When I'm not pretending to be a writer (am I a writer now?) I like to live out my imaginary fantasies of being Carrie Bradshaw or Audrey Hepburn. I alternate between the two depending on my location but I try to just pretend I'm in NYC all the time. My family and I moved from New York to Canada in August 2015 (because we had to) and it's been a tough adjustment. More for my husband than for me, he keeps asking why there's so many cows!

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Click to Tweet: Proud to be Canadian

Click to Tweet: Proud to be American

Click to Tweet: Proud to be a Carrie Bradshaw Impersonator

If you're one of those very attentive readers then you'll be taking note that- no, I don't have my own office. In fact, I don't even have my own room. Times are tough, my friends, but the Joy of the Lord is my strength!

Want to get to know me?

Here's the answers to some very random questions. 

The best advice I've ever received is: "Always wear nice underwear."

When I'm not working on my dream of becoming the kind of writer someone pays for, I'm usually watching Velvet (It's in Spanish and it has subtitles and YOU. WILL. LOVE. IT.)... with my Mom (It hurts my parent's feelings when I crack jokes about living with them) but let's just say, these are blessed times. With my parents. 

Kidding. I love you Mom and Dad. 

VELVET | photo source: bambu producciones

VELVET | photo source: bambu producciones

My most favourite quote of all time is: “Use what talent you possess; the wood would be silent if no bird sang except those that sang best” -Henry Van Dyke

I'm an old soul. My husband has often made remarks about me being an old lady (Yeah, that's not cool). I was raised to use my manners, do my hair and know when to wear a dress. However, that's not really the norm nowadays so I'm semi-conducting myself as if I'm living somewhere between the forties to the sixties (Because I'm a bit of a prude).

There are still things I enjoy about modern society like, not wearing pantyhose (but I wear them anyway, my legs get cold!), my laptop that has the potential to take me to sandy beaches, good dental hygiene (yes, this is a serious thing) and the ability to wear sweatpants on my cozy days at home. 

When I was little, I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking. Why? I don't know. Maybe because she was the only ginger other than Anne of Green Gables on television. Also, she had a pet monkey. And treasure. And she tied sponges to her feet and mopped the floor like a skating rink. Who wouldn't want to be Pippi Longstocking?!?! 

So far, all I've done is talk about people I want to be and not who I am. Although, those people we look up to do say something about us! 

Wait... what do mine say? Tell me in the comments below if you know LOL

Eleven Random Facts About Moi (Not Audrey Hepburn, not Carrie Bradshaw and not Pippi Longstocking):

1. I have a button phobia. Yes it's a thing. It's called Koumpounophobia. It's more of a general disgust than it is a fear but as such, I really prefer my husband in a t-shirt and jeans than in a dress shirt (have I mentioned he's Dominican? This is an issue!). Also, Steve Jobs has it and it's why he created the iPhone in the first place! Which tells me that obviously, Koumpounophobia can change the world. It's a strength, not a weakness. 

2. We recently lost our family dog. He was 15. His name was Tucker and he was the BEST golden-retriever-shitzu-poodle in the world. Yep, you read that right. It still makes me want to cry. 

Ok, one more.

Tucker, golden retriever shitzu poodle leah grey liebster award

I love you Doggy!

3. I'm a Mom to all boys. My stepson, Michael, is eight years old (Almost nine! He still lives in the states). My oldest, Beckett, is seven and my youngest, Denley, is one and a half. 

4. I went to college when I was seventeen which is part of why I didn't complete any degrees and ended up going to school four times. First to University for a double major in English & Art, second to College for Interior Design, third to Tradeschool to become a hairstylist/makeup artist and then again, to Tradeschool to complete my hairstyling course. Really, I think I should of gone into advertising. Or maybe graphic design. Or law. Or psychiatry. Or editing. Or singing. Or acting. Or maybe.... I would stay in school forever if I could. 

5. I eat too much chocolate and drink too much coffee. Literally. I'm doing it right now. Second bag. This week. Easter comes once a year! (What's that? Give up chocolate for Lent? No way Jose! I gave up yelling.)

 6. My hair drives me nuts. It's HUGE. I have a massive head of strawberry-blond  curly/wavy/actually-just-frizzy Irish hair. 

7. I wish I was covered in tattoos. I even go as far as to plan them, start saving money and then I chicken out because my grandmother, mother and husband don't like it. I currently have 4 and for curiosities sake I'll tell you what they are! I have, "NOT FOR SALE" on my foot, which is an anti-trafficking and slavery campaign. On my back, "In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti" which is, "In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit" in Latin... it may or may not have been inspired by the Boondock Saints. There's also flowers on my back and on my ribs I have a quote from King Lear, "We two alone will sing like birds I' the cage". 

8. I sing. But now, only in my car. When I was in-between colleges (LOL) I joined a band (Because that was my obvious next step). We did okay but we broke up when I broke up with the other lead singer. It happens. We're still friends. When you sing together, you stay together! Okay, not really. We were a pair in perfect harmony! Nope, not that either. But I feel like I'm almost there... 

9. I was bullied my whole life for being a ginger. It sucked but I'm okay. Plus, my hair chilled out and went blondish as time went on, which is funny because now I WANT the red hair back. 

10. I like to go on adventures. God gave me my kids to counteract out my spontaneity. I'm sure of it. 

11. I'm a teeny tiny bit OCD about tidying. I don't like a mess. It's hereditary. How about we just say I'm SUPER organized... yes, that's all it is. 

12. One day I will stop being semi-anonymous. I know anyone who read this and knows me would know it was me but there's something nice about having some anonymity. However, God has called so I will follow. When the time is right, I'll reveal everything! (Not reveal, reveal just reveal my identity, that's just not my 1940s style). 

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Click to Tweet: I vote @helloleahgrey stops being anonymous

13. I feel like I need to add one more thing now, I've never gone streaking!

So that's me!

A little bit wild and a little bit free~