One of the central pieces of my work building positive relationships with ourselves and others. That’s why I’m excited to have blogger Sarah Marier on the site today; she uses her blog to create space for female encouragement and inspiration!
Interview with Sarah Marier
Tell us a little about you.
Hello! I am a teacher by day and writer by night. I am Huffington Post Contributor and the founder of a women’s lifestyle blog called Just Simply Sarah. I am married to the love of my life and we are enjoying the journey of raising our three little girls.
When and why did you start writing?
Throughout my childhood, I have always enjoyed writing. I always loved coming up with stories and journaling. I originally started blogging back in 2012. I was a single author of a women’s lifestyle blog (the original Simply Sarah), and co-authored on a DIY blog called Modern Dame. Well with the growth of my family, came many changes and my passions for writing fell on the back burner. After the birth of my third child, I felt that it was a good time to re-enter the writing world and rediscover my passion.
Why did you choose to blog?
I absolutely love blogging because there are no rules or restrictions when it comes to writing. I wanted a place that I could write for me and show my readers who I really am. I am a person who wears my heart on my sleeve, and my blog is no different. My writing may not be perfect, but it will be 100% me – for better or for worse.
The second thing I love about blogging is the supportive community of writers that it brings. I have met so many amazing bloggers who support one another, and I think that is amazing. [Editor’s note: These are some of the reasons I love blogging too!]
If there is one thing you’d want people to do after reading your blog, what would it be?
Being a woman is an amazing thing. We wear so many hats, and have so many different experiences. Often times, many women find themselves feel unappreciated and isolated. This tends to lead to a culture of comparison and competition.
My mission for Just Simply Sarah is to create a space that celebrates the journeys of everyday women. A place the brings women together to hear other’s experiences and promotes a community of support, versus competition. I love the African proverb, “if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go father, go together.” If we as women support one another, there is nothing that we can’t achieve.
What inspired you to start the Women Who Inspire series on your blog?
Often times I hear about amazing experiences and challenges that women are overcoming. I believe these experiences should be honored and celebrated. I believe it’s important to share our experiences because you never know who may be struggling with the same situation, or inspired to go out and follow their dreams!
What is the best way to connect with you online?
I love that Sarah is committed to creating this positive space for women! That is so awesome and I am so grateful for her!
I was honored to participate in her Women Who Inspire series (you can read the interview here). If you want a pick me up, reading anything from that series will give you a mood boost. There are so many wonderful women doing good and being amazing where they are. It looks different in different places, and it all has a positive impact in the world.
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