My name is Leigh, and I am all over the place. I always have these grand schemes to write a book, or start a company, or invent a product that the world can’t live without.
I am an idea person.
I am also a perfectionist, which means that I rarely ever make my ideas “happen” because I can never seem to fine-tune them to a point that I am satisfied with.
I have wanted to build a webpage for quite a while. I had a very short-lived Army Wife blog at one time that I enjoyed, but it wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do. As I got more involved with my job as an Event Planner, I just stopped writing, and eventually closed it down.
The idea for Ruck & Regalia has been in my head for years, but I couldn’t come up with the right name, wasn’t sure where to direct the focus of the page, didn’t know exactly what I wanted it to be about.
Well I’m still not sure what I want it to be about, but I know that I want a place to share ideas. Every single day on Facebook I see posts like : “Help! I need ideas for Welcome/Farewell/Baby/Volunteer Gifts!” or “Where do you get Pins/Coins/T-shirts/Wine Glasses?” My husband was a Battalion Commander a little while back, and I remember spending hours and hours and hours online and on the phone trying to get the best and cheapest swag I possibly could. So my first goal is to help answer some of those questions and get some great ideas on here to share. And not just for the military folks, either. I think a majority of these ideas of mine translate nicely into civilian life as well. My perspective will have a definite military slant, though.
So even though I am not 100% sure of where this website is going, I figure it is time to just put it out there, let it evolve, and see what happens. It won’t be perfect, but at least it will BE!
Glad to have you along for the ride!