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Hi guys! My name is Sarah Z. Just a couple of facts about me…
- Wife to a Marine
- The oldest daughter of 4 siblings
- I have 2 polar opposite fur babies
- Former preschool teacher
- Wanted to be a librarian when I grew up
- I’m in the process of writing a book
- I love watching people grow
- I prefer deep, meaningful convos over small talk ANY DAY!
I’m super excited that you showed up to my website, and I can’t wait to help you live more intentionally in your relationships with God, others AND yourself.
Let me give you a little back story on myself and how Simplicity Magnified came to be.
In 2015, I went through a really rough time and questioned my identity and purpose and relationships as a whole. I had neglected my family, friends, myself and God during this hard time in life. I was also on this minimalist kick, where I was just wanting to live with the bare minimum in life.
It was then that I realized how important all three of the relationships listed above were to me. I wanted to still focus on the simple things in life (hence Simplicity Magnified) but then I wanted to focus solely on bettering my relationships with God, others, and myself.
I was nudged to start writing. Writing about things that I’d experienced and learned about relationships up until that point in my life. Mind you, I was still healing from some wounds from a past relationship, and really wasn’t doing too well with all of that healing. I went through a 3 month depression where I was attempting to search for my worth.
I finally answered the nudging after I got married to my now-husband . I bought a website and I initially had the focus of my website about the simple things in life, and I wanted to talk to people about that importance. That was such a broad topic that I sat in prayer and brainstorming and it came to me.
Why don’t I share with people about what it means to be more intentional in relationships vertically (looking up to God) and horizontally (others & yourself)?
So I had to change a lot of things (things are still in the process of improving).
The overarching goal with Simplicity Magnified is to share tips, ideas and life experiences with you regarding relationships and how to be more intentional in them.
TO YOU, the one who desires a deeper, connected relationship with God. This is for you.
TO YOU, the one who can’t seem to find the balance between work and actually living life with others. This is for you.
TO YOU, the one still trying to figure out your identity and purpose in this world. This is for you.
Ultimately, I want this small space of the internet to be a place where anyone working on being more intentional in relationships, can come and take some ideas, tips, and encouragement from an average Jane trying to be more intentional each and every day in all of these relationships.
I’m definitely no professional, but I feel I’ve dealt with many different types of relationships and each of them has taught me one thing or another that I’d love to share those things with you.
I pray you’re encouraged, intrigued, uplifted, changed and motivated to start living more intentionally both vertically and horizontally.