About Sarah Hansen

Corporate sales employee turned slightly terrified entrepreneur. Learning to take leaps and love it! Saving up experiences and relationships instead of keeping up with the Joneses. Crafting a life instead of making a living…

Miss Mona’s Life Mission

If ever there was a dog that deserved an obituary, it was Miss Mona. As her owner, I’m going to attempt to summarize the 14 years we had with her. I think in today’s world of bad news, we all need a little light of goodness in our lives. […]

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Bunny Slippers – The Sequel

Welcome to part two of our three-part series on freelance writing! If you read my previous post on getting started as a freelancer, “So You Want to Work in Your Bunny Slippers?” you will remember we went into your mindset.

It’s vital to get your head in the game before […]

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Anxiety Symptoms: How They Nearly Ruined Me

I used to be one of those uninformed people who thought anxiety symptoms were all in your head – until it happened to me.

While stress was always a part of my life, when anxiety came knocking on my door, I was dealing with an entirely new monster.
My Introduction to […]

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So You Want to Work in Your Bunny Slippers?

When I first started writing as a freelancer, I polled my audience to find out what topics sparked their interest.

My number one request was information about how to work from home.

It’s taken me quite a while to write this post. First, I really don’t feel like an expert in […]

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How Building a Start-Up Business Is a Lot Like Running

I love to run! I’ve even paid for the pleasure of running triathlons and marathons.  There’s something about it that makes me feel completely alive, exhausted and energized all at the same time.

These last few years, I’ve struggled with some health issues that haven’t made running easy, but I […]

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Failing Forward

So many dreams, never get done
So many races, never get run
When is it life loses its fun?
What kills the vision before its begun?
One thing’s for sure, to dream big is in all
But only a few get over that wall
For actions aren’t easy to […]

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Can You Still Hear Me?

I’m screaming till my breath is gone!

I can’t get your attention!

You won’t stop escaping into pointless busyness long enough to listen.

I will try one last time!

Remember that feeling that you could grow up to be anything? Why did you give up?

You don’t need permission to be great. You don’t […]

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My Craigslist Castaway Swing Transformation

There is something so nostalgic about cupping a cold lemonade while catching the sunset from a porch swing. I can’t tell you how much I have missed that! You see, for the last decade, I haven’t had a porch swing. Shocking, especially for a Southern gal, I know!

In Florida, […]

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By |October 20th, 2014|DIY Diva|2 Comments|

Ready for Snow!

Today is the first day of fall! I’m so excited! I haven’t experienced a true leaf-changing, hayride-seeking, apple-cider-drinking fall in over nine years! It’s time!

Not that I’m wanting to skip this amazing season. However, I already find myself looking forward to that next winter snow and the crackle of […]

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Death by Carrot Juice?

Have you ever thought you were going to die? I have… twice.

My first near-death experience was when I flew off a cliff on a motorbike in Seattle when I was a teen. I couldn’t make the curve, couldn’t stop the momentum built up from my gravity-induced free fall on […]

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