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Alexi Leimbach

Alexi Leimbach

Alexi Leimbach is currently the Director of Marketing at Xcellimark. She is also a US Navy Veteran that served as a Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officer. Prior to the Navy, Alexi earned her Civil Engineering Degree at the University of Florida. Alexi is also a featured contributor on Forbes.com and is published in multiple Forbes articles. She lives in Oviedo with her husband William, their sweet baby girl, and their two lovable (and very furry) dogs.

Lean Into Hardship

March 22nd, 2021 by Alexi Leimbach

My birthday is coming up this week. The big 31…not so big I know, but it’s got me thinking back. 

I think about my 20’s and man were they a doozy. I’m sure most people can say that about their 20’s. 

For me, I think about the amazing experiences…and the heart-breaking ones. 

I think about the five surgeries I had, including one that was one of the most traumatic experiences in my life. I think about my very public struggle with health, both physical and mental. 

I think about the wonderful, amazing friends I made and the ones I lost along the way. 

I think about falling in love and getting my heart broken. 

I think about the people who lifted me up and the people who tore me down. 

I think about losing my faith in God and everything I believed in; and then finding my way back to a relationship with God, stronger than I ever could have fathomed.

And so we keep going down the rabbit hole…

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