WHY SHE INSPIRES ME – SARAH – LIFE IN A BREAK DOWN
Why she inspires me, celebrating female bloggers is a blog series that I started to stand up and celebrate the strength and resilience of wonderful women. Female bloggers who, in my eyes, are quite frankly unstoppable. I wanted to celebrate these women and share with you their blogs in the hope that they inspire you too.
Women face multiple barriers today, domestic violence, sexual harassment, bullying, inequality in different shapes and forms from pay to promotion and so the list goes on. However, there is one thing about Sarah from Life In A Breakdown that has inspired me to share this post with you today – she is a survivor.
Recognising and elevating women like Sarah for me strengthens the very fabric of society. Sarah is supportive of others, she is kind, generous, honest and extremely hard working. She has stood up, let go of her fears and persisted by sharing and writing on her blog even when the going gets tough. Sarah has shared with us her journey, reading about her experience and to know that whatever happens to you, you are not alone is a very powerful statement and one which Sarah recognises and shares with us.
Sarah is super open and honest about her experiences, and what is so inspiring is her willingness to be supportive to others. A few days before Christmas she offered to be there for others who might be finding Christmas Day tough. How wonderful is that? Her kindness expands even further by helping other bloggers connect in her UK Official Bloggers Facebook Group.
I would really love for you to get to know Sarah and head over and connect with her too. Sarah inspires me because she is a woman who is strong, creates, nurtures, supports and the odd time she laughs too 😉
Get to know Sarah below:
- What makes you smile?
This is a hard one for me, I often don’t smile enough. Though my family, friends and crazy dog always seem to know how to make me smile. Ash (my partner) seems to know even when I’m feeling my worse how to crack a smile in some way from me. When it comes to TV shows it has to be Impractical Jokers though, that always manages to crack a smile from me.
- If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?
Can I say my Dog? I always wonder what’s going on in her little head, though she isn’t actually a person. I must admit I’m not sure if I would want swap with another human alive now for my own mental health reasons. However, perhaps someone from history I could swap with and enjoy. Seeing first-hand how our ancestors lived would be absolutely amazing.
- What accomplishments are you most proud of?
Honestly my blog, I’m not very good at sticking to things, I so quickly flit from doing one thing to another, that the fact I have managed to keep my blog going since 2010 is rather amazing to me.
- If you could give your 16 year old self advice, knowing what you know now, what would it be?
Things can change, don’t listen to what people tell you all the time, especially when they are trying to bring you down. Things can get better, your teen years and early 20s are awful but they help shape you and define you. Things might not work out how you once dreamt they would but that’s not the end of the world, learn to adapt and embrace the things around you.
- What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?
The people who put me down, the people who told me I was worthless. I keep going in some ways to show them they were wrong, to stick the fingers up at them. But also, to allow myself to feel fulfilled, that I can be somewhat useful, that I can make my own way in the world out there.
Connect with Sarah
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