Here’s to the fools who dream.

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you  to achieve it.” – Paulo Coehlo

One year ago today, I received the email that irrevocably changed the course of my life:

“Hi Sarah, I work on the hiring team at Automattic, and would like to chat about your recent Happiness Engineer application.”

This was the moment I stopped wistfully making other plans, and began living, truly living, my life by my rules.

One year later, I find my heart overflowing with joy at the irreplaceable friendships I’ve forged since that afternoon and the myriad adventures I’ve embarked upon.

Piece by piece, I am reclaiming myself.

Here’s to making beautiful messes, taking risks, and charging boldly ahead.

“If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle–don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled.”

The chances we don’t take are the ones that haunt us at night; the risks we do bravely pursue keep us satisfied company in the dark hours of the morning, even when we fall flat on our faces.

Tomorrow begins day 366. Carpe diem.

My life. My path. My rules.

Here’s to year two.

Do you believe in Magic?

 

The trouble with Magic Moments is that, during the whirlwind that is the show, there is absolutely zero time to actually write about it. Especially this year–I was a writer, a marketer, and the queen of the gypsies (apparently). Consider this a placeholder until I can wrap my head around the experience. 🙂

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We Are WARRIORS: Eagle Ridge

For a single night, I was part of an eighties rockband in 2013; we performed at ERA’s Battle of the Bands.

I will never be this cool again.

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“Oh my gosh, you look just like a student!” -One of my baby freshman.

“Beverly Hills” and “Call Me Maybe” and rehearsals at seven a.m…

ERA is where I learned to be a battle-hardened warrior. There is no tired like first-year-teacher tired, and yet we persevered. Though today I am a Spartan, that discipline was honed in those hallways.

I will never be able to describe what the women I worked and wept and danced with (Dance Party Fridays!) mean to me, but at least I can immortalize them here: