Becoming Sara

I am on a wonderful journey. I am discovering myself, my real self.

Being Open to the Lesson

Last week Fernando and I went camping. It had been pretty intense couple of months and I needed to get away for a couple of days. I immediately thought of going to the Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois.... Continue Reading →

Not An Impostor

I have spent most of my life feeling like an impostor. I felt like it was only a matter of time before someone caught me and said, "Hey, she's just pretending to be a good at her job!" or "...a... Continue Reading →

What’s with all this hiking?

I'm pretty sure that is a direct quote from a friend of mine. She posed this question late last summer after noticing I was hiking a couple of times a week. I just laughed and said it helps keep me... Continue Reading →

When the past comes back to haunt you

Last weekend something happened that stirred up some pretty dark memories and feelings. I have spent the last couple of days trying to figure out what it means and how to deal with it. Now that I have a little... Continue Reading →

My thoughts on weight

Just yesterday I hit a milestone. I am officially the lowest weight I have been in the last seven years. It's a big accomplishment. It's part of my goal of setting myself up to be successful taking care of my... Continue Reading →

The hardest parts

Every time I tell someone my son is disabled I always get, "Oh, I'm so sorry." My response is always, don't be sorry, my son is an amazing kid. I am incredibly grateful for my son and all of the... Continue Reading →

Learning to trust my journey

I have always said that I don't regret any decisions I have made. Even the bad ones. That's what made me who I am today. That has always been my belief. I never really thought about it as a "journey"... Continue Reading →

Self compassion

Over the last year I have started making some big changes. I finally made myself a priority. By practicing meditation, mindfulness and self-care I am much happier. I recently realized there was a missing component. I am not showing myself... Continue Reading →

Preparing to be alone

One of the things I have realized in the last year is that I don't want to be in another unsuccessful, stressful relationship. I did that for 25 years. I'm over it. I would rather be alone than with someone... Continue Reading →

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