September 30, 2012

things you should know.

I had thought about writing a post like this before. And then decided against it.
But after some thought I feel like my new friends that I'm going to be meeting at the upcoming Influence Conference deserve some warning. Y'all I'm a mess. Really. Consider this my public service announcement.

I'm Sarah, nicetomeetyou. If we were sitting on the sofa drinking coffee I'd probably hug you right about now. That brings me to my first bullet point:
  • I'm a hugger. I hug. A lot. For those of you who have personal space issues- I'm sorry. If you're a fellow hugger- please seek me out and we will hug. 
  • I'm southern. And it goes to the core. I'm loud, I say "y'all" a lot, and I call everyone sweetie, darlin', honey, or love. I'm also a very expressive person, and I talk with my hands.
  • Like any good southern woman, I have big hair. I tease, and hairspray, and then tease it a little more.

  •  I died laughing when Jessi talked about "the way we really look" during the simulcast. So let's get real here. I'm short. Like 5'2". And I'm hip-y. (see photo evidence above) Sister's got back. I wear high heels almost daily. They make me taller, and seem to balance the "proportions" a little bit better.
  • I like to eat, and get cranky if I stay hungry too long. If I'm crabby- just shove a dough nut in my mouth and tell me to get over it. I'll be fine.
  • I love, hard. I'm not one of those people who makes "surface" friendships. I just can't. I love, fiercely. And I'm loyal to a fault. Like a saint bernard- but worse. Not bad qualities to have in my book. 

  • I feel my emotions whole-heartedly, and it shows. I'm not a person who can hide their emotions. Not even a little bit. Fair warning: I will cry through the vast majority of the worship service. I won't even pretend to be able to control it. I've already bought my tissues.
  • This will be my first time to leave Olivia for any real length of time. I'm going to be a hot mess. Just keeping it real. I'm getting a little panic-y just thinking about it. 
  • I'm a nerd. I have an odd obsession with office supplies. Pens, highlighters & planners are my love language. 
  • I'm actually very shy. If you see me standing around, please feel free to come and chat. Odds are- I'd give anything to have the courage to just walk up and start a conversation. I just can't initiate it. But once we get past "Hey!" I'll be fine, and we'll be friends. 
I'm so looking forward to meeting each and every one of you. I just wish there was time for me to sit down and have a cup of coffee with all 200+ of you. See you in 11 days!!!!


  1. Great post!!! I feel like I know you so well now :) I'm a big hugger so I will tackle you ok?? ;)

  2. Oh how I wish I could o to Influence! I want to meet you so badly!
    I have never met another person who loves office supplies like me! My hubby actually bought be a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils once!

    1. Oh Megan, I wish you could come too! Next year maybe? I get made fun of all the time at work because I get so giddy when the Staples catalog arrives. And The pencil bouquet?! That sounds amazing!!

  3. Great post! :) I am going to influence, too- and I am 5 feet tall so we should automatically be friends, right? :)

    1. Precisely! Let's be sure we find each other and hug, ok?

  4. I love this post! We have a ton in common :D
    I'm a hugger, too. I love to hug. I find it weird when people don't hug. I've always wished I were southern, I'm envious of all ladies who are. I am 5'1 1/2" and am a little hippy. I love wearing heels! I get cranky and light headed if I don't eat. Doughnuts are fantastic! In fact my son and I both just ate one. I am super emotional too, about everything. I hate it haha!

  5. Stopping by the for the Influence link up! I'm a HUGE hugger too! :)

  6. Loved this post...feel like I know you already! I'm from Ohio, but I think maybe I got switched at birth somehow because I'm just certain I have some southern blood in me....I love some big hair, and have a hairspray addiction (but maybe that's just my New Jersey heritage coming out?) I would LOVE to call people darlin', but alas, it just doesn't sound the same coming out of my twangless mouth. I'll have to live vicariously through you!