Back in August, I realized I had a huge problem: my closet. I’m not talking about mess, or not finding anything to wear, or my clothes having stains and holes — I’m talking about all of the above. I had spent the last few years wearing clothes I didn’t love, that didn’t fit, and I
A few years ago, as a junior in college, I wrote two posts about creating an “intentional closet.” The idea was simple: your closet should reflect you, your values, and your personal style. It was far from revolutionary, but it seemed to capture people’s interest; in the three years since, the two posts have been
Fun fact: I have’t always loved, or even liked, Bible study. Back before I knew how to start studying the Bible, I was a lost teenager who couldn’t tell Numbers from, well, a math textbook. I did my first Bible study online when I was 17, and I distinctly remember the teacher telling us to
In case you’ve missed my tweets, Instagram stories, and blog posts: I’m getting married! By the time of our wedding this summer, Ken and I will have been together for seven and a half years, and I’m so flipping excited to tie the knot. I love him so much it’s low-key gross. To stop my friends from
I have a few unusual nicknames. In college, I earned the name “No-Pants Sara” because I mainly wear dresses and didn’t wear pajama pants around the dorm. I’m “Mesmerizing Macadamia” in my friend group chat, where each of us have a nut-related nickname because, well, we’re a little nuts. And at home, I’m “Cyclone Sara” because
I love to sew, and for several years, I assumed I’d make my own wedding dress. My mom sewed her own dress, and while it’s not my style (she wore a red knee-length dress to her wedding, and, ironically, I’m a bit more traditional), I love feeling linked to past generations and their love stories.
It’s a tradition at my old high school to print every senior’s next destination in the school newspaper. The last issue each school year, published just before graduating students put on their polyester gowns and start the next adventure, dedicates a two-page spread to the colleges, technical schools, and jobs that seniors are moving on
A few years ago, when I was eighteen and at the start of my gap year, I was having coffee at a friend’s mom’s house. My friend, Sam, was spending some time abroad, and I was in the US for a few months before leaving for the Netherlands. Sam’s mom Laurel, who I’d known and
Do you know what your life principles are? Could you tell them to me if I asked? If you’re like the average person (or fortune cookie), you could probably rattle off a list of promises you don’t always keep. Don’t go to bed angry. Never hit snooze. Always make the bed when you get up.