“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
― Marilyn Monroe
Who I am
My name is Sara. I was raised in a small town in North Georgia; White County. Like all kids growing up, I had big plans to leave my tiny town, move to a bigger city to attend college and start making a life of my own. Well, plans changed and I moved 30 minutes away to the next town over to go to college. I now call the wonderful, peaceful town of Dahlonega home.
Growing up I spent most of my time outside. We had a decent sized yard and we were surrounded by woods. We lived on a dead end road out in the middle of nowhere so we played in the road until the street lights came on. My brothers and I loved to camp out in the woods, play “survivor” or “army”, and ride our bikes up to the creek down the road. I spent a lot of time on the farm playing with the animals or riding horses. We had a camper and spent a lot of weekends camping as a family around North Ga. Even as a child I loved to daydream about where I would travel to next.
I started high school extremely shy, but slowly broke out of my shell and started becoming the woman I wanted to be. I didn’t make very many friends until I joined the JROTC program and met my girls. I was dating my high school sweet heart who later became my husband ( and then my ex husband). I joined the Army at 17 and went to basic training a couple weeks after graduation.
Now, I’m slowly making my way through college, trying to finish an Arabic degree so I can start making my life as a translator. I’m a sergeant in the United States Army Reserves. I have seven nieces and nephews, but I am Aunt Sara to every child that meets me. I still love to travel just as much as much as I did as a kid; still constantly day dreaming of my next trip.
Axle is my best friend, travel partner, and fishing buddy. I was visiting my momma down in Florida and stopped at a Walmart where I met my handsome man. Someone had a litter of puppies they were trying to get rid of. My boyfriend at the time (and now ex husband) told me no, that we didn’t have time for a dog. He was probably right since we were both starting college, but I begged him anyway as we walked through the store. He kept saying no, but turned down the pet food aisle, put some puppy food in the buggy and gave me a smile. We walked back out and I picked out my best friend.
He’s been with me through me dating, engagement, marriage, and now divorce. He’s been with me through five houses and the entire time through college. Axle has waited patiently for me through all my military adventures and he’s been there while I’ve fostered several animals. He loves going for midnight runs and walks around the lake. He absolutely adores when the kids come over, probably because they drop food everywhere.
Axle has been a handful and at times it’s been more difficult having a pit puppy, but I wouldn’t change my time with him for anything. I can’t wait to travel with him and share our adventures with you.
Why I started blogging
As I was growing up, I would write in my journal. I got older, days got busier and I wrote less and less. Writing was always a way to channel my thoughts and let my emotions flow. My head seems so much more clear after I get my thoughts on paper.
I want to share my thoughts and experiences with y’all, but even if this blog doesn’t reach a whole lot of people I still love that I have a medium to write again.
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”
— Virginia Woolf