My name is Sarah and for as long as I can remember, I have had an open soul.
I have learned that I am happiest when I am open to everything that the Universe brings my way, whether I am confronted with an obstacle or a blessing. (It can be hard to tell the difference sometimes.) True to form, I tend to enjoy learning things the hard way… and as I am getting older, I’m understanding more and more that while the days might feel long, life is incredibly short. And that is why I do my best every single day to savor my sweet life.
I should tell you right now, that I stumble. Often.
I get mad about petty things, disconnect myself, lose my way… but I always get back on track.
In the past, I didn’t always work so hard to make my life extraordinary. It was a different season of my life–one where I wasn’t as open as I should have been. The whole time, I knew I was doing something wrong, but I wasn’t sure what. Sure, there were moments of clarity, but no real change. Have you ever felt that way before? Knowing you were meant for more, but not knowing the next step to take?
Back then, I disregarded almost every opportunity for growth. For years I told myself that pursuing true happiness was too complicated. Too hard. Too much work. And the whole time I convinced myself that these things were true, I was selling myself short.
Then I had a breakthrough that changed my life.
With the impending arrival of my 24th birthday, I finally realized it wasn’t okay that I wasn’t excited about my life anymore. If I wasn’t excited about my life at 24… how was I going to feel at age 25, or 26, or 27? I began to understand that I wasn’t just going to wake up one day and fall in love with my life like I’d been hoping. I was going to have to do the things that were complicated, hard, too much work–the exact things I’d been avoiding–to get to a happier place.
Except this time around I was ready, and I completely changed my course.
For me, this change meant divorce. I had to break away from a path that I wasn’t committed to anymore. I didn’t like the person I had become and I was living a lie in more ways than one. It was time to detox. I never wavered in my decision, never looked back, and have absolutely no regrets. It wasn’t so much that I was sick of my relationship–I was sick of myself, and to me, that was much worse.
I will tell you right now that to some people I am the bad guy, to some people I am crazy, and to the people that matter most I am nothing short of human. I have no animosity towards those who think less of me or my decisions. It is not my mission to convince them otherwise. That’s the thing about fighting for your happiness… when the dust clears you realize you’d do it all again, a thousand times over, because it’s the most important thing you’ll ever fight for in your life.
This website is a vessel. Just for you.
No matter where you are in your journey to happiness, I can promise it will be the most fulfilling adventure of you’ll ever embark on. Keep moving forward towards the things that make you happy and I promise that happiness will follow. With Sweet & Savory Life, I hope to lighten your load and help you enjoy the ride through posts that will challenge you, open your eyes and (fingers crossed) entertain you.
Along with posting about self-fulfillment, I also write about food, my incredible boyfriend Shelton (he posts from time to time, too!), photography, things that inspire me, health and fitness, creativity in just about every sense, and whatever else I feel compelled to share… which, as you will find, could be anything, from our daily adventures to life lessons from fictional characters to products I just can’t live without.
So, this is what I’m all about. I am not an expert and everything I share on S&S Life comes from real life experiences.
Are you ready? If so, check out some of my favorite posts:
- There is no such thing as “the right time.”
- Dear Tina Fey: A Love Letter of Non-Stalker Proportions
- Jump Like You Mean It
- Geek out!
- Ongoing Calendar Craft Project
- Sinners VS Saints
Let’s be open souls together, follow our bliss, make goals, take risks and never ever give up on our happiness.
Life is so much more fun when you’re in good company…