Welcome to another edition of Feature Friday! Sarah’s blog The Freehearted is full of fun tips, tricks, updates, and must read’s on motherhood, parenting, recipes, party planning and so much more!
Here is a little background from Sarah:
My name is Sarah and I’m the writer behind The Freehearted. I am married to a wonderful man, have a beautiful daughter named Kensington, and also have an MA in English Literature. I love writing, reading, family time, and helping others in any way that I can. Whether I’m writing for my job as a copywriter, a blog post for The Freehearted, a social media caption, or an essay of some kind, whenever I’m writing, I feel more connected to myself than ever. And if my writing only reaches one person, I’m happy.
You can read one of my favorite posts of her’s here.
- What made you want to start blogging? I started blogging shortly after becoming engaged to my (now) husband. It started very personally, mostly as a way to keep up with our family by digitally “scrapbooking” our lives, too. Now, my blogging has turned much more towards parenthood, as I find that I thrive off of comparing and sharing stories with other mothers. We are so lucky to live in a time period where we can share our story with so many by simply clicking “publish.” I love it!
- What is your favorite book or movie of all time and why did it speak to you so much? I have a Masters of Arts in English Literature, so the “What’s your favorite book” question is VERY hard for me. But if I had to narrow it down to just one, I’d definitely say “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. It is one of those books I love reading because I relate to it so very much, and I always feel more connected to myself as I read it.
- What did you want to do growing up and are you doing it now? Growing up, I wanted to be a writer or a dance teacher. I am not a dance teacher currently, and unfortunately have not been to a dance class in years, but maybe that’s a venture I will continue in the future. For now, I do write for a living! I am a copywriter at a local web design firm and blogging has allowed me the chance to write as well. I’d love to perhaps go back to school for creative writing, but that would not be for a while now.
- What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again? The craziest thing I’ve ever done is message my husband (before we started dating) to give him my number. We met at college, but he ended up transferring to a different university and we didn’t speak for years. Then one day he liked a picture of mine on Facebook, so I liked a picture of his, and before I knew it we were just going back and forth liking each other’s photos… (This all sounds so juvenile now but we were barely 21 at the time, so it really was pretty juvenile haha.) I finally just messaged him and said “You can keep liking my pictures or do something about it” and gave him my number. It was the BOLDEST thing I have ever done but clearly, it paid off (hehe). He swears he was going to message me before I did (uh huh sureeee) but I beat him to the punch. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. Best decision I ever made.
- What was the best phase of your life? The best phase of my life was my first year of marriage. My husband and I found out we were pregnant a few days before the wedding (oops) and we had to keep the secret to ourselves until after the honeymoon. We were very, very early in the pregnancy (maybe 4-5 weeks) and hadn’t seen a doctor yet, so I was not comfortable sharing the secret until we were farther along. The next year was amazing. From our wedding to our honeymoon to having our daughter, to becoming a family of three. We were totally smitten the whole time and it will definitely be a year I always cherish.
- What was the worst phase of your life? The worst phase of my life was when I lost my mother. I was 22 years old and I was not prepared for how the grief would overtake me. I fell into a deep depression that only my husband was aware of and I found myself in a very dark place. I’ve always been a very independent person, even from a young age, but I had no idea how much I needed my mother until she was gone. And when I lost her, I lost myself. Now, at 25, I feel the absence of my mother every day, though I have a much better understanding of how to handle it.