Hello! I want to personally thank you for joining in on the fun of Que Sera Sarah. In this first “real” post, I want to take a little time to introduce myself. I can’t wait to get to know you guys through this super fun platform! //
I currently reside in Kansas City, Missouri with my husband, Zach, and my two kitty fur babies, Bootsie and Gatsby. Originally, we are from Madison, Wisconsin (Go Badgers! Go Packers!) and were married there June 2018. Kansas City is a hidden gem! 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 in Minnesota. 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. Especially working in a stressful field, it’s so important to me to have a good outlet for my stress! In college I had the privilege of dancing for the College of Saint Benedict National Dance Team. We brought home 2 (!!) National Championship wins, something I feel so blessed to have been apart of during my final years as a dancer. 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, and lean proteins. //
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, Seattle, Portland, 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! //
Other things you will commonly find me talking about: 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 (the lavender honey flavor is my absolute favorite!), diffusing essential oils (more posts coming soon about this!), epsom salt baths, Wisconsin beer (yes, I’m talking about Spotted Cow), fish tacos, Freight House Fitness, fuzzy socks, Mumford and Sons, and my Dad’s homemade spaghetti and meatballs. //
Have a beautiful day, friends!