Hey friend, welcome to my cozy corner of the internet, I’m so glad you’re here! The online world can be an amazing place full of endless opportunities and thanks to that, I’m here! It all started back in 2017 … my best friends and I were downtown enjoying a nice girl’s day lunch, when all of a sudden I had a thought. “I want to inspire people.” This thought was the beginning of a personal revolution. I had ideas of starting an Instagram account that focused strictly on the topics that I’m passionate about. These topics included positivity, mental health, self-care, faith, relationships, self-esteem, etc.
I would post quotes here and there to act as a reminder to others that they were not alone. I knew I wanted the account to consist of mainly quotes because I had personal experiences with the power of affirmations. Back when I was working through my personal issues and was trying to improve my self-esteem, I surrounded myself with positive affirmations and it worked. Before I knew it, my mindset about everything changed and I started believing the things that people had always told me.
So, I tried. After lunch that day, my best friends and I went home, created an Instagram account (formerly named “smilingwithsarah”) and began my adventure. Shortly after starting, I received such beautiful feedback from people I did and didn’t know. I knew I made the right decision. It made my heart so full to see how a simple act of posting quotes was able to brighten people’s days. I had a new purpose and that was an amazing thing to feel.
I found such love in sending out little reminders to those who needed it that it sparked another thought. “I want to start a blog”. Another epiphany was in the works. I was so passionate about motivating and inspiring others through posting pictures that I realized I could be talking about the topics I love even more if I got to write about them in depth. So from there, I taught myself the business of the online world. I found my niche after lots of soul searching, I learned how to design and set up a website and most importantly, I learned the importance of loving what you do.
As I continue to post pictures and write blog posts, I fall deeper in love with the idea that started it all. One simple thought at lunch started something that has been so remarkable. I’ve learned so much more than I ever thought I would have and I’ve discovered parts of myself I didn’t even know existed.