Welcome! I’m Sarah and I blog and create art from SW Florida while distracting my child with Doc McStuffins.
What’s this blog all about?
Sometimes I write about my Very Spirited four year old who is probably running amok with a sharpie as I type. Sometimes I write about the harder stuff like losing my mom and experiencing a miscarriage. But I have an annoying tendency to always find hope and optimism among the garbage heap moments of life. I’m also fond of using animated gifs (because seriously nothing says telling the story of loss better than Sound of Music gifs).
Apparently a lot of people like the below posts according to “data” and “clickings”. Maybe you will too!
- Sweaty Palms and…Joy?
- In praise of the ordinary
- Changing the Script
- My Daughter’s Brand of Magic
- The Sinewed Bonds of Family
What’s the deal with the mourning dove?
How did the blog start?
I’m glad you asked.
The origin of my blog sounds like a sad country-western song.
The year was 2013. My mom had recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. I had recently relocated to
America’s Australia Florida with my husband, infant daughter, dying cat, and (soon-to-be-flea-ridden) beagles. I had no job. No friends or family within 1200 miles.
Life was, in short, craptastically bad.
I muddled through for a year. And then, on the first anniversary of losing my mom, as I pleaded with the universe to explain why, why all the craptastically bad things?…I heard a small voice say, write.
Suffering has one thing going for it: it shakes you out of the status quo. I wisely listened to the small, still voice. For one year I wrote, privately and alone, before finally hitting publish on this blog.
That, my friends, was the best decision I have made in a long time. I found my voice. I found healing . And most importantly, I found you. I don’t believe any of us can do it alone. I believe community heals us, and I invite you to join me on this messy heartbreak-meets-love adventure. And please, introduce yourself below. I’d love to follow your journey, too.