Leslie Hawkins, creator of Babes Breaking Barriers

Guess Who’s Back!

Leslie Hawkins, creator of Babes Breaking Barriers

Welcome to the new site! As I make the transition to Babes Breaking Barriers you can expect some great things! Although I will still be tracking my personal journey, I will be shifting and concentrating my focus a bit.

So, why the change?

When I first started blogging almost 9 months ago I was looking for a platform to just share my story and try something new. I was still mudding through the murky waters of becoming an adult.

While on my blogging journey I was coming across these amazing women and even young girls doing so many stellar things in their chosen niches. Some who have fully settled into who they were and many who were still figuring it out, just like me!

Babes Breaking Barriers is a platform created to inspire women all over the world to share their life experiences and manifest the lives they’ve always wanted.  Here at Babes Breaking Barriers, we are able to tap into one of our most valuable resources…each other!

Operating under the “create the change that you would like to see” motto, I am striving to build an environment where girls and women alike, may connect and work towards turning their dreams into a reality, and give back to their communities.

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By highlighting a new  “babe breaking barriers” each month, I hope to encourage women striving to make a splash in the world by promoting self discovery and exemplifying what it means to be a woman with ambition and a woman for others.

If you’re new to the site completely, welcome!  Here’s the rundown on who I am and why I’m here. I’m Leslie, a 24 year old go-getter Chicago girl living in Los Angeles. I have a passion for fitness, as well as the biggest sweet tooth you ever did see. I love to dress up, and go out to brunch or out on the town with my friends.

I’m always looking forward to trying new things and sharing new experiences with the people I love!

Being able to share my experiences with others has always been a passion of mine. I hope to help others achieve their goals and become the best versions of themselves while learning from them along the way!

So why am I here? I believe testing the waters is the spice of life… and quite frankly, I have been a bit
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While finishing up school, studying Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago I realized that I didn’t

know exactly what I wanted to do or be. What I did know was that I wanted to have fun, explore all life had to offer, and be stylish while doing it!

So what did I do? Tried it all.

At one point I worked events for Corona, tried modeling and acting , did a pageant, cheered on a college level all-star team, and even worked for the company, Super CDA, coaching and assisting teams. I traveled and explored, and at the end of the day I still had no idea who I was or what I wanted to do.

I was pulling myself in every which direction, and had a blast doing it, but couldn’t quite find my passion. None of it gave me that feeling of fulfillment, of purpose. In the end, I decided to do the things that I love to do, what clears my mind, what excites me…write and explore! I felt like I was on the cusp of

something big.

Now back with a new blogging journey, a new job working on a social media team for an amazing Ad agency, and pursuing a certification as a health coach through Integrative Nutrition, I find myself growing every day and blossoming into exactly the person I want to be.

I have grown to love who I am and who I am becoming. I have grown to push myself to discover my inner workings, and I have grown to know that women, all women, are beautiful and have endless potential.

We MUST take the opportunities given to us and use them to flood the gates of all industries. We MUST loudly and quietly (whichever suites your style) let the world know that the women have something to offer, and not just something, but a lot!

This one is for the ladies trying to navigate through the turbulent seas of life (one cup of coffee, outfit, class, job, boyfriend, and blog at a time). This is for the busy fashionistas, overbooked hosts, messy crafters, frantic foodies, and busy best friends.

Life hits you fast, so as I always say, when life gives you lemons…make the best damn Lemon Drop Martini the world has ever seen.

Follow along with me as I share my recipes, health tips, craft projects, workout routines, and life adventures! And remember…. Have faith, get focused, and take flight!

With love,

Leslie