The Girl in the Boots

I think it is nearly impossible to get your "about me" page right on the first try. Realistically, if you are constantly learning new things and growing through that learning, what you write today will need to be rewritten six months from now.

So this is who I am today, May 25, 2017.

My name is Sarah Huizenga. I live in Holland, Michigan. I am 48 years old. I have been married to my husband for 30 years, yes we were high school sweethearts. We have one daughter who is 23. She finished college in May 2015 with a History Degree. She recently moved into her own apartment with her golden retriever, Findley, and works full time for an internet marketing company.

Things I love: Quality time with my family, photography, writing, exploring new places, history, old buildings, and cemeteries. Autumn is my favorite season and there is nothing better than pulling on a warm fleece on a cool, crisp morning. Water soothes me, and you will often find me wandering the pier at our state park located on Lake Michigan.

My Backstory: In September of 2011, my only child left for college, a college that was eight hours away from home. She and I are very close, so I knew that this change would rock my world. I also decided to quit my retail job and stay home to pursue my love of photography. For the rest of 2011 I kind of drifted along, not being able to find firm ground to stand on.  In January of 2012 I pulled myself together. I started a blog, Becoming A Finisher. Spring of 2012, I discovered on-line classes. I began to improve in my photography and through blogging I rediscovered a long lost love for writing.

My Intention: Since my first blog and realizing that photography and writing are things that I love to do, my intention has been to encourage and inspire other creative women. I am not afraid to be real and share from my heart.

I have been fortunate enough in 2016 to be published in Rural Magazine, an on-line publication, and to also have my blog featured in the May issue of Artful Blogging.

I am not exactly sure where this creative journey is going to take me, but I am open to following the path before me and enjoying all the stops along the way.


overthefencephotos said...

I'd say you did just fine! I love your photo and from what I've seen, our "about you" is pretty right on. I enjoy your blog and share your empty nest (even though my daughter lives in the same town). Keep up the great work. Thanks for sharing!

Helen said...

I think this is a perfect description and exactly how I see you at this moment in time... :-)

Beverly said...

Beautifully written Sarah, and I adore your photo!!

Jeanne said...

What a fun road you are on! Love kim's classes, and they were a real game changer for me too. Best of luck on your journey!