Isn’t it interesting how so much can change in such a short time? I don’t usually write a “bio” for my blog because unless it’s super general, it has to be continually updated. However, I just discovered this bio I had written on my blog two years ago. And I realized how much it captured a snapshot in time just before my life changed in practically every way!
2015: My name is Sarah, and I am 29 years old. I love my Savior Jesus with all my heart and am striving to trust Him more every day. My family consists of my loving parents, two brothers, and one sister. I am also blessed with a faith family of believers with whom I can share life. I have a 3-year-old cat named Lily, my little shadow who follows me around the house and loves to snuggle and play.
I am a teacher at a public elementary school, and I love my ministry there! My career began in middle school, which was out of my comfort zone, but the Lord used it to lead me to my current job. This is my 5th year teaching 5th grade, and next year I’ll be moving down to teach 4th grade!
I have recently been involved in the biblical counseling ministry at my church and have been a part of 2 cases so far. I enjoy sharing the truth of God’s Word and helping others see how it applies to their daily life, so I have decided to pursue certification as a biblical counselor!
I have played violin for 21 years and play professionally with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra. I also enjoy playing improv during worship at my church. My other hobbies include writing and journaling, reading, being outside, taking pictures, cooking and baking, cross stitching, and crocheting.
I thought it might be fun to “update” my bio just to see how different everything is now… So here’s a snapshot from today. ;)
2017: My name is Sarah, and I am 31 years old. I love my Savior Jesus with all my heart and am striving to trust Him more every day. After spending my twenties as a single woman, God provided me with my best friend and husband Steve, and we are so very blessed! We were married just a little over a year ago, on June 12, 2016, and have greatly enjoyed our first year together. I am also blessed with a faith family of believers from all different seasons of my life, and we are currently getting plugged into our new church and gaining more beloved friends. We have two cats — Toby and Lily, who are slowly becoming buddies and love to snuggle and play with us.
I am an elementary music and violin teacher at a homeschool program, and I love my involvement there! My teaching career began back in 2008 in middle school, which was out of my comfort zone, but the Lord used it on the path to where I am now. I taught 5th grade for 5 years, and that has proven to be my favorite age group to work with. My last year as a classroom teacher was spent in 4th grade, and it was fun to enjoy their innocence and goofy humor. Now I get to teach music to students from Kindergarten all the way up to 5th grade, and I love them all in their own way! I also greatly enjoy my violin class that I teach at the end of the day and have several students continuing privately with me.
I have played violin for 23 years and have been involved in the worship team at our new church since September 2016. I mostly play improv, but occasionally I use sheet music for some fancy instrumental riffs. Regardless, the variety in musical styles is stretching me to grow in my playing ability!
My other hobbies include writing and journaling, reading, being outside, going on hikes, taking pictures, cooking and baking, crocheting, and video editing.