What is Lex Be Livin’?
Lex Be Livin’ is a lifestyle blog that encourages following your curiosities, breaking out of your comfort routine, and creating a positive mindset for healthy habits, financial management, and a successful career. It’s a growing community for purpose-seeking wanderers to take action discovering their own potential and saying “yes” to opportunities, where we celebrate the small wins and understand long-term fulfillment and success are results of a consistent mindset and dedication.
It’s a space to share the relatable journey of expanding our horizon with increased self-awareness, skillsets and knowledge, professional savviness, and healthy habits. Perfection may not exist, though life is about embracing the imperfections and nurturing our interests because who knows what direction that will take you toward your yet-to-be-identified calling. It’s okay if you don’t have a passion and purpose—yet.
But life can’t (and won’t) wait for your passion to find you. It’s time to explore your interests and shake up the routine you’re stuck in by simply starting somewhere and going with it. Elizabeth Gilbert sums up the call-in-action perfectly in her book, Big Magic: “Follow your curiosity.” That phrase holds so much truth, especially for us who feel like master of none’s, and journey of following our curiosities is what Lex Be Livin’ is all about.
It’s nice to meet you, I’m Lexi!
As the author of this lifestyle blog, let me just say it’s so good to have you here!
I’ll start by sharing I’m a proud Coloradan with a love for snowboarding, pork green chili, the Broncos, and craft beer. Along with my goofy, drooly sidekick Ollie the Dog, I moved from my homestate to Northern California several years ago—for love and my budding marketing career. I worked at a national marketing agency for a while before transitioning to in-house marketing for a global firm, where I’m now a marketing and proposal specialist.
I love broadening my horizon, continually learning, and applying new knowledge. You can often find me on weekend adventures with my S.O. or listening to personal development audiobooks, experimenting with new writing techniques and marketing strategies, educating myself on financial management and how to effectively maintain new healthy habits, accepting challenges because I know they’ll push me in the right direction, and venturing into new opportunities because my gut feeling says, “Go for it.”
I grew up jumping off 50-foot poles and walking on burning hot coals, I’m the biggest Harry Potter nerd in town, I love wine tasting in El Dorado, and I try my best to cook healthy. The mountains will always be home and winter is my favorite season. I find infographics fascinating and hope to someday have the design skills to create them. I’ve been writing stories since before I could even write—I actually used to dictate stories to my babysitter 😂 Oh and now’s probably a good time to mention, I get such a kick out of emojis.
Why I started this blog
Lex Be Livin’ began as a personal lifestyle blog in September 2015, when I was living in my parents’ basement and trying to break into the marketing industry. It was a passion project, or a “learning laboratory for digital marketing, content generation and networking” as I put on my resume.
At the end of 2017, I committed to turning this blog into more than just my personal journey—especially because I found myself struggling with pressures to be a passionate expert while maintaining authenticity. I knew I wasn’t the only one experiencing this void of certainty and I believe a shared, open space of acknowledging that is so much better than pretending we know what our expertise/passion are… just to feel part of the “follow your dreams” movement.
And so, Lex Be Livin’ developed an all-together new mission as a supportive community for fellow flounders, where we are committed to living with an open mind and heart to follow our path toward a unique and authentic purpose.
You see, my S.O. and sister each have a passion that their whole lives and careers revolve around. I’ve often felt a little out of place in comparison because I don’t have that striving element as part of my identity. I write, though to me, “that’s it.” Yes, I love to write—but what do I love to write about? I love blogging, but I was uncertain of what expertise/passion to blog about.
It was like I was missing the context for writing—precisely because I didn’t feel like I had other passions to capitalize on. Sure, plenty of interests, but they felt so small compared to what they “should” be. I needed to be “more.” Yet I wasn’t.
Which means it is time to change my story, beginning with my own mindset and perspective on how to move forward and address that hang-up.
I’m here on this journey through life—and what’s more, tapping into my full potential. It’ll take time and going off the beaten path here and there, but ultimately life adjusts and improves in small steps. It’s up to us to put one foot in front of the other, always inviting a little joy, excitement, and adventure because that’s really all we can hope for at the end of the day.
Say yes to new and unknown experiences and step out of your comfort zone—whether that means personally or professionally (or both!). This is a space to share successes and failures, positive mind thinking and motivations, encouraging the development and continuation of healthy habits. It’s a blog that so many of us can relate to and it serves as a resource for the average girl’s lifestyle, who doesn’t necessarily get swept up in any one thing—at least, not yet. Even still, she’s continually achieving growth and development with her own healthy habits, financial management, and travel tips, along with everything in between.