Reclaim: to bring back to a right or proper course; reform


In January 2012 I began a journey which led me to the pretty great, though interesting at times state of Texas.  Some say, “Texas forever”  I say, “Texas for now”.  I’ve been told I have a “gypsy spirit” because I am always on the move.  I see life as an adventure and realize it is not so much about the destination as it is the incredible journey…oh and the souls you encounter along the way.

My favorite things include traveling, crafting, Anthropologie, knowing and being known, iced coffee, gift wrapping, paper goods, my family, trash hunting, succulents, running, building, Tex-Mex, California, and nature.  I’m inspired by the world changers, the day dreamers, and those who go against the grain.  I love the art of aesthetics and turning the old into something new.

I am a strong believer in the ‘second chance’ and have the honor of working with individuals experiencing homelessness day in and day out in the city of Dallas.  When I moved to Texas, I had no idea that my life was going to intersect with countless individuals whose friendships have challenged my perspective in ways I never could have imagined.  Their stories of transformation have changed my life…in the best way possible. I have seen people brought from an utter state of hopelessness to new life through the investment of another.

Let’s take a minute to challenge our perspective…nothing is ever too far gone to be reclaimed.  ’Reclaim’ is about the journey…the journey we are all on.  It’s about taking the old, the unwanted and the forgotten and transforming it into something new, beautiful and worthy of someones time, investment and love.  Reclaim is about making something beautiful out of nothing and giving hope to those whom are thought of as ‘too far gone.’  Reclaim is about the second look, seeing the beauty beneath the surface and the potential in all things…

Will you join me? Will you go a little deeper than what you see on the surface? Will you contribute to the story of another?  It could make all the difference in the world…

Leigh Liebmann


   re·claim  (r-klm)

   r.v. re·claimedre·claim·ingre·claims

   1. To bring into or return to a suitable condition for use,

   2. To procure (usable substances) from refuse or waste products.

   3. To bring back, as from error, to a right or proper course; reform. See Synonyms at save1.