Well! Where to start?
My name is Sara, I’m 27 and I come from a very small, town in Ireland.
Yup that’s me. Like every other woman on this planet I have had my fair share of dieting disasters, and confidence issues about my body. It makes me almost shudder when I think how many magazines I have bought to learn the slimming tricks of celebrities whilst comparing myself to them in every way. Think of the money I have spent!! I could be travelling around Europe right now. Well I’m trying a new approach, achieving a healthy, strong body while maintaining a healthy, happy mind. In other words to self-love, not self-loathe. For years, I’ve been so single-minded, focussing solely on weight loss. This has lead to a lot of success, but a lot of failure too, where my self worth was measured only by the scale. I realise now that I was neglecting other aspects of my life while repeating this vicious cycle of dieting and quitting. Now, I know the scale doesn’t matter. I enjoy exercise and eating well for the mental and physical benefits, rather than just the visual (although the visual does help, it is now being achieved in a sustainable manner). So now is a better time than any to explore the other space in my brain and see what lurks there, now that the “diet cloud” has been lifted.
The reason I called this blog The Random Crate is because I don’t want to focus on just one aspect. I’m a crazy cat lady. I love to travel (I’m beginning to save for a Europe trip, although it looks like it will take at least two years, but better late than never. I am obsessed with Disney. No really, it’s an unhealthy fixation. I love anything vintage, and home made beauty tips. But most of all, I like to ramble on about things I’m interested in.