About

Hello there!

Thank you for visiting my site. I created it with the purpose of displaying the proper stewardship of words.

With over 1 million words comprising the English language, writers often fall victim to creating dry and aimless prose. However, in one of my favorite movies “Dead Poets Society,” Robin Williams coaches his students on how to select words purposefully, commanding them to “…avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use ‘very sad,’ use morose. Language was developed for one endeavor, boys – to woo women – and, in this endeavor, laziness will not do.” Although language was not developed solely to woo women, I absolutely believe it was created to woo people. How am I to woo without passion? To do so would be like professing love monotone.

One word contains immeasurable power. Power to create or destroy, heal or wound, inspire or disengage. As Albus Dumbledore put it, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” With this power comes responsibility, and I consider it irresponsible to arbitrarily throw words on a page. Therefore, I profess my love for words through artful and precise selection, with the purpose of clearly communicating specific images, facts, or emotions.

My goal is to use the education I have been privileged with at The University of Texas along with my personal strengths, hard work, and resources, to serve those I have the pleasure of encountering. I dream of using my passion for writing and communication to advocate for a people, an organization, or a company that I believe in and love.

I believe in the power of a purposefully placed word, and I hope you will too.

With love,

Sarah

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photo by: Elaine Garner
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