Sit Down with Sarah | Vol. 9

Hey y'all!

It's been OVER A YEAR since I did a SDWS!! Not to mention, I haven't posted anything since September....Oops.

I've got quite a few things to update you on. So whether you're just curious about what's been happening in my life, or if you're an ex-bestie creeping to see how great my life is, here's the scoop!

Say it with me, friends, "finally". On January 24th, Michael asked me to be his wife. Of course, I was a sobbing mess but managed to get out a yes. He asked if I had any idea and I replied "yes, you idiot" while wiping away my tears. That's love!!

FYI, we've been together for 6 years. That means we started dating when I was in HIGH SCHOOL. Very weird and very cool. Yes, we have a date. Yes, I'll post more about wedding stuff soon. 

2. I'm employed!!
I'm a communications specialist at a church in the Houston area. It's been so fun getting to be creative in my career. I have made so many cool designs that I'm really proud of. Christmas was amazing because I really got to see the mass effect my work has on people. 

It's also been really exciting to start really seeing an increase in our savings. It makes me really feel like a grown-up now that we are investing in our future! We are saving for a house right now which makes me so so happy!!

3. I'm back in Texas
I'm assuming you kind of figured this one out since you read #2. But yes, I'm officially living back in Texas! Living in Alabama for the past 4 years really was an amazing growth opportunity. I just couldn't see myself there permanently.

I think being a 10-hour drive away from my family really put things into perspective. Since Michael and I have plans in the near future to start a family ourselves, I really wanted to be close to my mom and dad. Raising babies takes a village, and I want my kids to grow up with their grandparents actively in their lives.

4. Quarantine Routine
Quarantine has been good for me honestly! My skin is looking so good because I've been chugging water and keeping up with my skincare routine. Even though I am staying up later, I still have been getting enough sleep each night. (I used to go to bed at 9:30/10 PM, so anything after that is late to me!!) 

I also have been reading soooooo much. I have been finishing books in a few days, and it feels amazing. I finally got around to reading Where the Crawdads Sing. What the heck at that ending, am I right ladies?

I've also been making huge strides in my fitness routine. As you saw above, ya girl is getting married, and I want to feel and look my best. So it's nightly dumbbell Youtube videos since I'm not risking getting sick for the sake of swole arms. 

Lastly, I have been going on a lot of walks with my dog and making sure I am getting some sun. In the beginning, it was easy for me to not go outside because I didn't ~need to~. But getting in that vitamin-D does the body and soul good. Don't worry though, I always wear my SPF!!

5. Working on my Highest Self
This kind of goes along with #4 but I needed more space to explain what this means. Michael and I have started calling each other out on things that will better us in the future. For example, if I've been lazy all day and still don't want to work out, then he'll say "highest self!". It's basically an accountability check. How are you going to be your highest self if you keep being lazy? 

Now, I'm not saying that you can't ever skip a workout or a night washing your face (but please don't sleep in makeup). But what I am saying, is once you skip ONE day, it's easier to start making excuses in the future. It's also really satisfying to count back the days that you've been consistent in your routine.

So figure out what would your highest self do. Make a list and get specific. What would she wear? What would she eat? What does she drive? What does she do in her free time? The only way to start being who your highest self really is, is to define WHO she is. 

Honorable Mentions:
  • I'm obsessed with Animal Crossing (just like everyone else honestly)
  • I've gotten into doing digital designs -- peep my designs tab on my Instagram highlights

That's all for now, sweet friends!


No comments