The Beauty In The Mess

Many years from now, when you look back at the chapter in your story that you are in the middle of writing at this very moment, what do you want it to say? I used to want my story to be tidy and efficient and easy to read out loud. I wanted to leave the […]

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On Decision Making

Let’s talk about good versus great. What differentiates the good from the great? How do you get from one to the other? Decisions. Your decisions reflect who you are and who you aim to become. Your decisions pave the path to your future successes. I don’t want good. I don’t want acceptable. I don’t want […]

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A Letter To My 18 Year-Old Self

Dear Sarah, You will change so much in the next ten years, it will make your head spin. Mistakes, many many mistakes, will happen. You will, sometimes, hate yourself. You will question the purpose of it all, and wonder if you are doing anything right. You will wonder if you are broken and beyond repair. […]

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The Big Experiment

Every morning my alarm goes off at 6:00 sharp. I curse it, blink my eyes, and roll over to hug my dog. As I savor the last few moments snuggled up with him in my warm bed, I know that I can’t delay for too long. He is restless because in his world it is […]

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Give Me Struggle

Nothing truly comes easy to anyone. We each have our own challenges that we must overcome. Your journey is your journey and my journey is mine. That is what makes each of them so interesting and beautiful; they are uniquely ours. I used to think that one day life would become easier, softer and more […]

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On Owning It

Life is like riding a bike. Sometimes you have to pedal with all of the might you can muster, making your way inch by terrible inch up that long hill. And other times you can coast down with no resistance beneath your tires and the wind whipping gloriously through your hair. If I picture life […]

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Career Girl How-To: Negotiate A Raise

“While undergoing my first annual review at work, and subsequently receiving a significant promotion and raise, I realized I was totally unprepared to negotiate. Not only was I unprepared, I was incredibly intimidated by the process. I am not alone in this. According to Lisa Gates of Ask The Negotiators, the career advice section of […]

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Career Girl How-To: Get Everything You Want

“You know the type- the woman who seems to effortlessly succeed at getting exactly what she wants with minimal effort and maximum likeability. We want to be her- to mirror her attitude and success. It’s not as hard as you might think to get what you want, if you have the commitment and sense to […]

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Making the Effort

Effort is attractive. Dedication is attractive. Drive is attractive. Determination is attractive. Bettering yourself is attractive. Humility is attractive. You know what isn’t attractive? Self-centerdness. Vanity. Judgment. Ego. Entitlement. So often, we worry that we are not being taken care of and that things will not work out the way we want them to. We […]

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10 Dating Mistakes We Need To Stop Making

Every so often, I like to lament on the challenges of dating as a twenty-something. For women and men alike, finding a partner is difficult. Historically for me, the most taxing part of dating has been putting myself out there again and again, only to be disappointed. As a woman in her late twenties, finding […]

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