My name is Sara. I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In 1999, I moved to Boston to finish college. I transferred in the middle of my sophomore year and still managed to graduate on time, which was lucky because Boston University was a lot more expensive than the state school from which I came. I lived in Boston for several years, going to school and then working a retail job with my fancy degree in English. During that time, I managed to fall in love with someone from back home, and we moved in together in the fall of 2001.
I married that guy a couple years after moving with him to Nothern Virginia (2003) so that he could pursue a government related career. That wedding took place on July 8, 2005. I believe in marriage, and I write occasionally on the subject in general as well as my individual experience navigating my own house and home with my husband.
In 2004, I entered the MFA program at George Mason University for Creative Writing in Poetry. I received my degree in the spring of 2007. I was there to be a better poet, and even though I have been an artist in various forms all my life, I still find it a troublesome ambition at times. So I write about writing and art quite often, too. Also my experience of being a student in a graduate program.
For just over three years, I was an Office Administrator for an amazing organization. I learned a lot about myself, about business and about people from that job, and even though it wasn’t the most thrilling day-to-day experience, I was very sad to make the decision to leave and stay home with our new baby, even though I knew it was the right thing for our family. After several months of income that couldn’t meet expenses, I picked up a part-time job at a baby-product store. I have written a little bit about work sometimes, but not too much or often. I’ve always tried to say more about me than the work itself, since I always liked my jobs and wanted to keep them.
On the side, I make some art, I’ve done a little freelance copywriting and web design and try to figure out what exactly I want to do with my life. I don’t have any answers, and I’m trying to keep my mind and options open.