Sarah is like a firecracker. An illegally imported firecracker from China which disregards all safety regulations and constantly puts herself and those around her into immediate and irreversible danger.
-paraphrased report card from Mrs. Bennie, Grade 3 homeroom teacher ______________________________________________
My name is Sarah. This is a blog.
And it can all be simply explained by one of two events.
The first being when my favorite brunch spot burned to smithereens.
But, as I’m sure you know by now, saying that is just a stretched ploy to use a word like “smithereens” in my About section.
So instead, and probably more relevantly, it all has to do with that one night of drinking a Welch’s factory worth of cranberry-vodkas and ambitiously proclaiming to anyone within earshot that, “I’m going to take myself, you know, more seriously. Starting like, now.”
So I did what every female in her twenties does when they experience a different kind of liquid courage and fumble into their apartment alone at 3 in the morning: I bought a domain name.
And then I promptly fell asleep still wearing my favorite party dress.
Only after receiving a call from my credit card company to inquire about suspicious transactions (thanks for the vote of confidence, Privacy and Security Department), did I start to feel intrinsically motivated beyond the financial obligations of a year subscription to WordPress.
During the life of this blog, I’ve lived on an island, a boat, and out of a backpack full of decorative scarves. I found a man with 11 fingers in the Philippines. I got robbed by a toddler in Cambodia. I mistook potpourri for candy in Saudi Arabia. I met a translator who almost interpreted for Justin Bieber. I got introduced to the Moscow Mule and will never order anything else if that drink is ever listed on a menu. I discovered a fierce appreciation for writing and travel, yet my thoughts on combining the two are invariably lukewarm.
And one day, probably after another cranberry-vodka inspired declaration, will I write about each of these events. Probably.
So that about brings us up to speed, right?