Hello & Welcome!
I’m Sarah and I am so happy you landed here at SHE JOURNEYS.
A little about me: I live in San Diego, CA and work full time for a non profit organization called Hands of Peace. Peace building and conflict resolution is one of my greatest passions. In my free time you can find me at the beach (attempting to surf), doing yoga, dabbling with photography, planning my next trip, hiking, camping, collecting crystals, hanging with beautiful friends and family over margaritas or writing in my journal. Writing has been a self-care practice for me since I was 12 years old so I am so excited to share some of that here with you!
I grew up in a small mountain town in the Sierra Nevada’s, outside Fresno called Shaver Lake. It was a beautiful place to grow up. Barefoot exploring the forest, swimming in the lakes, snow falling in the winter, getting lost on mountain trails and thousands of stars shining overhead – uninhibited from any city lights. It was also a difficult place to grow up at times. Sheltered and small, little diversity and little opportunity. I struggled with judgement, both of myself and others, I battled with low self-esteem. I always knew I had to leave, I always wanted to travel and see the world. So I began. I worked every weekend and every day during summer at a restaurant to save money. At 16 I went to Croatia with my best friend then backpacked solo for three weeks across Europe. When I attended college I studied abroad and traveled around the Middle East. I volunteered at a refugee camp in Palestine and decided to get my Masters in Conflict Resolution. I went to DC for school and was married for two years. I went through a horrific, painful divorce. I started a beautiful healing process and rediscovered myself and my passion through backpacking and yoga teacher training, where I was empowered to develop my spiritual practice.
I’m a middle child with 6 brothers and 1 sister (no, we’re not Mormon…or Catholic) and yes, my parents are still together! I absolutely love having a large family. Growing up I was inspired by my sister to care for others and to travel. I was inspired by my brothers to try everything, to push myself whether in sports or school and to be strong. Mostly, I am inspired by my parents – who are so full of love and adventure and wisdom. They spend half of the year on their sailboat cruising around Mexico and the other half of the year traveling in a camper visiting their kids around the U.S. You can follow along with their adventures as well!
I grow so much through the adventures and travels and trips I’ve been blessed enough to take. I learn so much about others, the world, myself. There is so much magic in the world. There is so much beauty and so many incredible things to discover. Discover some of them here with me. I hope you find something here that resonates or inspires you. Thanks for stopping by!