Hello! I want to personally thank you for joining in on the fun of Que Sera Sarah. It’s my hope that we will be able to get to know each other a little better throughout this journey! //
I currently reside in Snohomish, WA (a suburb of Seattle) with my husband, Zach, and our two fur babies, Bootsie (our kitty) and Calvin (our goldendoodle puppy). Originally, we are from Wisconsin (Go Badgers! Go Packers!), but moved to the Seattle area for my husband’s job with Amazon. We love life in the PNW! There are endless things to experience. From the city to the ocean, the desert to the mountains, there’s something for everyone. Since we moved to Washington, we have been taking advantage of the world class hiking in the Olympics and Cascades, proximity to other world class cities (Portland and Vancouver, Canada to name a couple), and delicious cuisine. Before living in the PNW, Zach and I lived in Kansas City, MO. Truly a hidden midwest gem, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in this BBQ town! //
I work professionally as a Registered Nurse. I’ve worked in the cardiac field since graduating from college. Right now, I work in a cardiac specialty field known as electrophysiology. I work in a procedural lab with physicians putting in pacemakers, defibrillators, and performing ablations. I love procedural nursing, especially the EP lab. Our patients come to us with sometimes debilitating symptoms and leave feeling significantly better. It’s extremely rewarding! I love being a nurse. It’s a rigorous, stressful, and demanding profession, but such a privilege. Everyday our patients entrust their lives to us; it’s incredibly humbling. //
Nursing has created the perfect springboard into my journey in health and wellness. I love learning about more natural and preventative ways to optimize my health. I feel better when I move my body daily, whether through a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout, lifting weights, going for a run, doing yoga, or going for a hike. Staying active reduces stress, increases endorphins, clears my mind. I also feel better when I eat well. I believe diets are too restrictive and set us up for failure. Zach and I live our lives with the belief that everything can be enjoyed in moderation. We indulge every now and again (I definitely have a sweet tooth!) but always come back to the basics: lots of veggies, seasonal fruits, lean proteins, and farmers markets. //
Zach and I love to travel. We have been blessed with many opportunities to explore the world together. We love taking time to invest in our relationship through discovering new places together. Some of our favorite travels include Napa, Door County (WI), Costa Rica, New Orleans, and Hawaii. Most recently, we traveled to Switzerland and Italy to visit my little brother and his wife in Rome! One of my favorite things to do is plan our vacations. I research our destinations extensively so that we can make the most of our time (and money!) there! Obviously, the spread of COVID-19 has hindered many travel plans. We can’t wait to explore the world once it is safe again. //
Some of my other favorites: matcha and turmeric lattes, classical music on Saturday mornings, my Fab 4 smoothie every morning (check out “Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever” by Kelly LeVeque), Culver’s custard (if you’re from the midwest-you know!), diffusing essential oils, epsom salt baths, Wisconsin beer, fish tacos, workouts in our home gym, fuzzy socks, Mumford and Sons, and my Dad’s homemade spaghetti and meatballs. //
Have a beautiful day, friends!