Hello I’m Sarah and I’m training for a half marathon! I blog over at www.sunshinesarahxo.com where I’ve been documenting my running journey and my somewhat crazy decision to enter not one, but TWO half marathons this year, after graduating from the Couch to 5K in April 2021. I have the Leeds Half Marathon in May and the Great North Run in September.Read more
It’s not often I write about personal things on my blog, but today I thought I’d switch it up and tell you all about how I have found living by myself. For the last 26 years of my life, I have lived in the same home. The same four walls and with the same people. My siblings moved out (I am the youngest) and it was then me and my parents for a while. I always felt so comfortable living where I lived, it was home.Read more
I remember the first time I heard someone use the phrase new seasons of life. And I really loved how it sounded. Whenever I go through new changes or circumstances in life, I often now refer to them as new seasons of life. And recently I went through one myself. Often they are hard to navigate, and hard to come to terms with. But ultimately they are important and needed to help us to grow as people.Read more
There are so many things I learnt about myself in 2021. It was such a year of growth and change for me in so many ways. As some of you know, I embarked on a physical change this past year in becoming a healthier me. During that process I have learnt so much about myself. Even during the pandemic, I think alot of us realised how strong we actually are as people. This past year has been such a large growing opportunity for me. And it’s been hard but something I know needed to happen.Read more
Often the thought of picking yourself back up after going through something tough is hard. The last thing you want to do is all of the things you used to love. Whenever I’m going through something, its the things I love doing that are the first to go.
Going through a hard time can really make you want to give up and not try again. We have all been there, you may even be there right now. Sometimes it can feel helpless no matter what the situation is. I don’t know what you’re going through, and I may even be preaching to myself here. But you will pick yourself back up, and things will get easier for you.Read more
It’s been a while since I have done any sort of get to know me better posts, so here it is! I write about so many advice posts and share some aspects of my life, but I really want to get more comfortable and open up more about me as a person. I think its so important as a person who writes on the internet that I allow you into my life sometimes. Although my blog and personal life are separate, I really enjoy letting you guys have a glimpse into my world. And personally, I love reading about other bloggers and their lives too.Read more
Sharing the real parts of life as a blogger is so important for many reasons. Bloggers as well as social media influencers are well known for showing the good parts of their online lives. Showing the days they look good, and the wins of life. When in reality their (our) lives are not all rainbows and sunshine. Social media has had such a big part to play in making people feel like their lives are inferior. That they should be doing more and working harder. That we should be prettier and more aesthetically pleasing at all times. This is a big fat lie.Read more