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Saturday, March 15, 2014

CLW



CLW. Caring, loving, worth following. Also, Casey Leigh Wiegand.


Casey writes a blog, The Wiegands, and after reading a few posts, I was hooked. She covers a wide range of topics from art and fashion to family, love, and loss. She has such an unaffected view on life and the goodness of her heart shows up in all she does. I love reading blogs, but I follow blogs when I can feel the passion behind them. And with every post, Casey does just that.

Feeling so inspired by Casey, I decided to send her a quick thank you email and ask if I could interview her for my blog. I received an email back from her assistant not even 15 hours later (thanks Danielle!), saying Casey would answer some questions for lifeisthis.com. After doing a happy dance and calling my mom at 5:30 in the morning to tell her the news (sorry mom), I sent her an email with some “lifeis” questions. After reading her answers, I just felt so blessed. It brings so much clarity to the whole reason I began writing this blog: I don’t want to have to get to the end of my life to figure out how I was supposed to live it. We may only have one life, one soul, one body, but we grow and flourish as individuals when we share what a beautiful gift life is. We grow when we talk about what inspires us, what makes us thrive to be better, and we grow when we unite over the beauty and light of the world instead of dwelling on the darkness. Casey’s answers resonated with me and I hope it does the same for you. Thank you so much, Casey, for not only answering these questions but sharing your beautiful life with others daily.

What is life to you?

Life to me is..... God, purpose, passion, family, love, creativity and making every moment count.

What events, memories, and/or lessons in your life have shaped your view?

I can honestly say that heartache, struggle and growth have changed me. Sometimes it takes your heart breaking and all the pieces getting slowly put back together to see life differently. It's the moments when we are the weakest that forces us to build up the most strength.

What are three things that help you get through the day?

Three things that help me get through the day is my relationship with God, my precious family and my amazing friends. Three "non personal" things: chocolate, music and time outside!

What was a single moment that made you realize how valuable life is?

I think it's been a process that has been happening since I have become a mother. Knowing you love something so deeply, it will change your life and soul forever. I believe the moments I met them each for the first time made me see myself in a different way, more different than I could have ever imagined. I have also lost a baby...that definitely changed everything too.

If you got to say one things to the entire world, what would you say?

If I could say one thing to the entire world, I would say: this life is short...you can make it all about you or you can use your gifts and passions to change other peoples lives. You can show them beauty in the everyday. You can love your family in a fierce way and live your faith in a tangible, life changing way.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday. xoxox




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