Authentically Inauthentic

Authentically Inauthentic

I always knew exactly who I was. It had never been a question. You can fact check that with my family and childhood friends, if you so desire. I had always been able to hear the beat of my drum above all of the other white noise that overwhelms everyone else. I didn’t care who laughed or shook their head, if anything: that was a big part of the appeal. I loved passionately, and fought the same way. You never…

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World Nomads 2016 Travel Writing Scholarship

World Nomads 2016 Travel Writing Scholarship

Hi again to all of you gorgeous people! This past week, I submitted my entry to the World Nomads 2016 Travel Writing Scholarship, in the 11th hour, of course. I wanted to take a moment to share with you my entry piece, but I want to give you a little background information first. Also, I will likely tell a slightly more detailed version of this as I’m writing through my time in South Asia. I shared a row on my KLM…

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Welcome To Speaking of Sara!

Welcome To Speaking of Sara!

Hey there! You seem to have found your way to my new home here on the mystic internet! So, welcome! I have migrated a portion of posts from my old blog, because I couldn’t bear the thought of trashing all of them! For those of you who are new to my writing: this is the place where I like to tell my stories. Some of them are tales collected from travels, some are musings from inside my own head and…

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Don’t Date a Girl Who Travels (Re-blog)

Don’t Date a Girl Who Travels (Re-blog)

A post originally on Love the Search by Adi Zarsadias Commentary in RED by Yours Truly, to tailor it to my travel life. . . She’s the one with the messy unkempt hair colored by the sun. Her skin is now far from fair like it once was. Not even sun-kissed. It’s burnt with multiple tan lines, wounds and bites here and there.  But for every flaw on her skin, she has an interesting story to tell. (Sometimes, she’s still pale, especially if…

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane

It’s here! It’s finally here! Last week I hit my 10% at Weight Watchers. This week I’m leaving for almost a month abroad in Europe. A little over a week in Yorkshire/London with Stephanie and the loveliest bebe, Annabelle. Two additional weeks between Germany, Czech Rep, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. I have been so excited that I haven’t really slept in about 3 days. Tomorrow, I fly out. 17 hours in transit. I’ll see you guys when I get back….

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A Really Good Weekend.

A Really Good Weekend.

You guys know I’m a bit of a homebody. I like to stay home and do old lady-ish things as opposed to going out. I like to cook, quilt, garden, craft, and read. Not this weekend, though… I was supposed to attend a wedding reception Saturday evening, but was presented with an opportunity to go camping to see the Aurora Borealis. The AB is a naturally occurring phenomena that causes a light display in the sky, particularly in the high latitude…

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A Broad, Abroad

A Broad, Abroad

I’m going overseas again in about five months and I am so ding-dang excited that I can hardly focus on anything else! I booked all of my flights, and hotels and such on 9/22, spending a VAST sum of money in about 2 hours. It hurt. Bad. The fun part was: September 22 was five months, to the day, before I leave. I feel like I am a little weird about travelling. I could not care less about finding a…

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The AVERAGE Woman.

The AVERAGE Woman.

Average: (adj.) AV-er-ij, AV-rij: typical, commonplace, ordinary, undistinguished or uninteresting; without individuality. The average woman. It’s a phrase that is used with some frequency in literature that is usually meant to make us feel better about ourselves (being a woman, myself). “The average woman in the United States, weighing in at 162.9lbs, wears a size 14 in jeans.” ‘The average woman will date 24 men before finding ‘Mr. Right’.” “The average woman will attempt and fail at a diet 8 times”…

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Giorraíonn Beirt Bóthar

Giorraíonn Beirt Bóthar

In the Irish language there is a saying, “Giorraíonn Beirt Bóthar”, which means ‘Two Shorten the Road’. It’s an acknowledgement that life is not about what you do, where you go or what you acquire, it’s about who you have by your side to share it with. I’ve been incredibly blessed concerning the people in my life already! There are some people who I have had to accompany me on this grand journey who are no longer sharing my road, but certainly left…

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Charming Creepers Internationally + Whole Wheat Pancakes

Charming Creepers Internationally + Whole Wheat Pancakes

Okay!! So! It’s finally time for me to start sharing stories from my trip! My very best friend, Ashley Arnold, and I spent two weeks overseas in Great Britain and Ireland. It was ABSOLUTELY incredible!! The architecture alone was just completely mind-blowing. It seemed like everything over there was at least 400 years old. Scotland was the most breath-taking place I’ve ever seen. I mean, the stone walls, hills, farms, and, I guess, just the vastness of it was just…

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