About

Thank you so much for being here!

Whenever I discover a new blog, the first thing I do is navigate to the “about” page to learn more about the blogger. And, as a blogger myself, I see my readers as friends, and every friendship starts with an introduction. So, here’s mine; if you take the time to read this, please comment below with a little about yourself, or reach out to me through my contact page!

Hi! I’m Sara, a writer, an aspiring programmer, and an American living abroad in the Netherlands. In my spare time, I love to sew dresses, bake bread, and read in the grass.

I’m a Christian of the recovering-perfectionist variety. I love God and try to live my life with the same love and compassion that Jesus did. I fall short all the time, which frustrates my inner straight-A student, and reminds my inner theology student of the importance and reality of grace.

Speaking of which, I studied religion at Wellesley College, spent my junior year abroad at Oxford University, and got my degree in December of 2016. After graduating, I spent a year working as a freelance writer and blogger, and then began learning programming online. I’m hoping to transition to becoming a front end developer in the next year.

I’m engaged to my fiancΓ© Ken, who I’ve been with for six years (though we actually met in third grade β€” it’s a long story). He’s hysterically funny, cringily punny, and so supportive of me and my life. HeΒ loves coding, illustration, and experimenting with foods in ways that make me concerned for his wellbeing (yesterday, he took a peanut butter-and-soy sauce sandwich to work).

Also, I love personality tests and quizzes. So, if you’re curious, I’m an ENFP, an Enneagram 2, and in the Big Five score highly for Extraversion, Agreeableness, and (to my hilariously ironic frustration) Neuroticism. That’s me in a nutshell.

Thank you for reading and please comment below with a little about yourself! I’d love to get to know you.

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  • Hey Sara! I read your article on HelloGiggles.com and I would really like to talk to you about the topic. I’m a Dutchy by the way πŸ˜‰

  • Hey sara!! I found your blog on tumblr, i think it was one of your college posts and let me tell you, your blog has really been helping me prepare for college in a couple weeks! I just wanna say thanks so much and i love your blog it is so cute!

    • Seri! I loved reading all of your comments when I woke up this morning! Thank you so much for reading – I love your enthusiasm and I’m excited to check out your blog!

  • Sara!! It’s Deena!! I LOVE your blog, its as wonderful as you! I’ve added it to my bookmarks and can’t wait to stop by more when I’m not stuck in the pharmacy haha! πŸ™‚ <3

  • Hi Sara!!
    Hope you are doing great!
    I find your blog useful, and cute.
    I like your name, your blog, your smile πŸ™‚
    Much Blessings!

  • It’s so cool to see an American living in the Netherlands! I moved to The Hague when I was 12, then to Germany at 16 and now I’m back in the Netherlands studying πŸ™‚ Do you (or anyone else reading this) know of any blogger meetups in the Netherlands? I’d really love to meet other bloggers here, especially expats!
    πŸ’•Bee

  • I am going to join University so soon,and all the time I was looking for something that will organize me in a full packed way….and definately I am lucky to find your website,It’s awesome in one words……..Nice to meet you….

  • Hi Sara!
    I used to love reading and crafting. My creative self has been stifled lately as I became over-involved in ministries at church this past year. But that shouldn’t be an excuse. I am addicted to social media. I take social media fasts and do things like collages or making use of my time to keep my apartment up better so that I have more confidence in myself and to have friends over and entertain. I love all that I’ve seen on your blog so far.

    I don’t remember how I found you. I just noticed you in my FB feed recently and when I checked, I had apparently liked your official FB page some while back. Forgive me for that, I may have been a friend through Twitter and crossed over to FB? I also know how one can choose to turn his or her personal FB page into a different sort of page. I’m thinking that may be how I came to be a follower on FB. In any case, keep posting the positive stuff! Loving it! I think we have some things in common, personality wise. Hope you enjoy my blog. I’ve neglected it but I need to return!

    • Thank you so much for your sweet and thoughtful comment, Christina! It’s possible you liked me for my Bible journaling-related posts, which I was very involved in a few years ago (I founded a project called Advent Illustrated in 2015). I’m very happy that you found your way back β€” I love connecting with readers from all walks of life, and as a former student of Theology am always thrilled to connect with pastors and those who work in ministry. Your blog is beautiful and I lok forward to future posts!