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 Kansas City, Missouri with my husband, Zach, and our two kitty fur babies, Bootsie and Gatsby. Originally, we are from Wisconsin (Go Badgers! Go Packers!), but moved to Kansas City for my husband’s job with Amazon. Kansas City is a hidden gem, you guys! It has grown on us tremendously over the last couple years we’ve lived here. Between delicious restaurants, proximity to concert venues and things to do, temperate midwest weather, and friendly people, Kansas City is a wonderful place to call home. //
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. This spring we will be traveling 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! //
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), Betty Rae’s ice cream, diffusing essential oils, epsom salt baths, Wisconsin beer, fish tacos, Freight House Fitness, fuzzy socks, Mumford and Sons, and my Dad’s homemade spaghetti and meatballs. //
Have a beautiful day, friends!