Twenty Birthdays and Twenty Lessons

Twenty Birthdays and Twenty Lessons

Today I turn twenty years old.

So, as is typical for us bloggers, I wanted to share some thoughts…twenty to be exact. All about my birthdays.

  1. My first birthday isn’t one I clearly remember. But I know I smashed my face in some Barney themed cake.
  2. My second birthday applies to the rule above.
  3. So does my third.
  4. I think I had a clown for my fourth birthday. I was terrified but I got up in front of people anyways. My fourth birthday taught me how to be fearless.
  5. My fifth birthday was a Dora the Explorer party. I remember being overwhelmed by the number of people. I also remember that my dad dressed up as Swiper and I was upset that I didn’t get to chase him because my shoe came untied. My fifth birthday reminded me not to let myself be left behind.
  6. My sixth birthday included every single girl in my kindergarten class at a pottery painting place. I learned who real friends were. Not that the people there were bad! It was a lot of fun. But I realized I wasn’t close to a lot of them. Continue reading “Twenty Birthdays and Twenty Lessons”

Turn Off Netflix: 52 Ways to Self Care

Turn off Netflix! I’m serious! I bet you’re watching it right now while reading this blog post and scrolling through Facebook. You are exhausting yourself. Sitting and multitasking is not self care. The noise and the overwhelming of your senses. It’s not providing you with real self care. So! Now, here are 52 ways you can actually care for yourself and relax.

How and Why I Started Blogging

How and Why I Started Blogging: The Beginning of Sara Strives

Hello loves! So, one of the biggest questions I get when I talk to people in my everyday life is “why blog?” So, I figured I would start from the beginning with why I even began blogging.

 

I have been passionate about the blogging and Youtube video world since the 7th grade, so about seven years. At first, it was an interest in fashion and beauty, more superficial topics. I started there. I had a few crappy blogs that I tried and failed at. But, then I started Sara Strives at the end of my first semester of freshman year of college. I had gone through a really rough semester and wanted to try something to pull myself out of a depressive and anxious state. And Sara Strives was born.  Continue reading “How and Why I Started Blogging: The Beginning of Sara Strives”

Exhaustion and What to do About It

I’ve been completely MIA from my site, and have tried to get back into the swing of things. But, I keep taking on too much. And it exhausts me. I am in a constant exhaustion. Between school, my part time paying job, working with Her Track and Way Up, and planning a wedding, it’s hard to keep up.

But I promise I am not leaving Sara Strives, I’m just swamped at the moment. And, I thought I would share my thoughts on exhaustion and what I plan on doing about it. Continue reading “Exhaustion and What to do About It”

Planner Organization: Passion Planner

I apologize for the delay of this blog post! Life has been a little bit crazy lately. Anyways, I am really excited to introduce this planner, the Passion Planner! It is probably one of the best planners I have ever used. First a quick disclaimer. Passion Planner was kind enough to send me two planners (one small and one large) for me to review, but I am not receiving monetary compensation for this blog post. I will not benefit from you clicking any of the links in this post.

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