Hello there! I see you’ve stumbled upon my blog. :) My name is Sarah and I’m currently following my dream of becoming a music teacher at CMU. Despite how young I look, I really am 21 years old. Music has always been a huge part of my life. I started singing and playing flute when I was 9 years old, attended blue lake fine arts camp for 4 years and kept active in band and theatre programs in high school.
On top of music, I am a huge health/fitness nut. I struggled with my body image for a long time and developed a lot of disordered thoughts and habits. I’m currently in recovery and my goal is simply to be healthy and happy. I have a deep love for running. I’ve just completed my first marathon and I have many more planned out. I also love weight lifting and do it three times a week on light running days. :) I’m also very passionate about food! I love cooking, tasting and talking about food. I try to cook and eat as healthily as a full-time college student can. I often post easy less-than-5-ingredient recipes that are healthy and delicious! I’m also always on the hunt for a new simple recipe, so if you’ve got one, let’s swap! :)
My other love is language. I guess I can kind of include travel in there too. I was born in the United States but my parents came from the middle east. I grew up speaking arabic and a little bit of french. Where I grew up, that was pretty normal. My biggest culture shock came in high school when I realized that there were other people in the world besides middle easterners. In high school, I continued french and can still remember phrases here and there even today. My freshman year of college, I wanted to try something new so I started taking German! I immediately fell in love and in summer 2011, I studied abroad in Berlin! It was the best experience and my German improved greatly. If you’re a German lover like I am, please message me! We can totally auf Deutsch reden if you want! :) There are also so many places in the world that I want to visit and I plan on seeing them all. The few trips I have been dreaming about are the appalachian trail hike and a visit to an Ashram in India.
Okay, so here are the personal details. I’m kind of a loaded pistol. I’ve got a lot of fire and spirit especially in the morning. I don’t even need coffee even though I still have my morning cup. I’m very type A and tend to take on way more than I can handle. I love laughing and smiling and do it quite often. If you can make me laugh, we’ll get along just fine. :) I talk a lot but I can stop and listen as well. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve been through and am always willing to share a personal story. I only hope that it can help another person. I generally center my life around the concept of being positive and influencing others in a positive way. I’ve undergone scrutiny and hatred but it’s made me strong and more appreciative of the woman that I am.
Send me a message if you want to know anything else! :)