Hey there, I’m Sarah–a former English teacher–turned techie–turned trainer–turned writer.
I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis–and I was misdiagnosed for years, even though I was pretty sure I knew what was going on and had a family history of the disorder. Doctors brushed me off for years, and at the time, I didn’t know better than to find a doctor who would take me seriously. While this condition doesn’t define me, the effects it had on my young adult life were substantial and often debilitating, and so I write about it quite often.
A little more about me: I’m a child-free-by-choice woman in her early thirties. I originally hail from Denver, Colorado, but the ocean called my name persistently enough that, eventually, I chased my dreams all the way to the St. Augustine sea. I live in Florida with my beloved husband and our zoo.
I adore a good trashy romance novel, learning languages (I am conversant in both American Sign Language and Spanish), chasing my two wrinkly Shar Peis through ocean waves, and singing show tunes to my five rescue parrots or drunk karaoke audiences. I’d describe myself as an introvert who is damned good at posing as an extrovert (#lifeskills taught by Hashimoto’s, I guess?)
I’m a wanderer by nature, with my (formerly exhausted!) adventures spanning continents from Ouagadougou, Edinburgh, Vancouver, Reykjavik, and Lisbon (to name just a few), but I find nothing quite as special as building a home with the people and creatures I cherish.
Pretty much everything I do these days has an element of whimsy:
I like to have fun, wherever I am, and whatever I’m doing.
This website started off as just a collection of random nonsense, but has evolved into a place for what I consider to be educational blog posts.
I’m making a concerted effort to cite my sources, to not perpetuate unsubstantiated internet bullshit, and generally write about whatever makes me happy.
None of my links are affiliates; I’m not about that nonsense, so any link you find on my site is really just an authentic lead to a source to help you stay better informed, or product that may actually help you if you too have any form of hypothyroidism. 🙂