Now that you know why I started this blog, I assume you might be wondering exactly who I am and what I’m about. Well, good news! You came to just the right page.
My full name is Sarah Faith McAvoy (soon to be Sarah Faith Bryan as of 8/14/2021!) and I am a PNW native- born and raised (mostly) in Portland, Oregon. I’m a Taurus, born May 16th, so you can imagine I’m fairly stubborn and love good food, a clean home and cozy clothing/blankets. I am currently 27 and have a hard time believing that I will be 30 in less than 3 years. Time is FLYING. Which I find partly exciting, mostly scary.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication from Portland State University in 2016, and in March 2017 moved down to San Diego for warmer weather and palm trees (and maybe a boy, at the time). I started my first job out of college as an Enrollment Advisor for a university and stayed there for 3 years. During this time, I met my now husband, got married, earned a Master’s in Leadership online, and moved to Denver, CO. We’ve been here for a little over a year now and we love it! I do miss the beach and warmer weather at times, but the mountains are so beautiful and skiing/snowboarding is quickly becoming a favorite activity.
You should also know that I love animals more than humans. We have two cats and one dog (I’m pushing for two more dogs in the next couple years!). Moo (our oldest cat) is my baby. I got her when I was 19 and could barely take care of myself. She’s traveled from Portland to San Diego to Denver with me, and even back and forth a few times by plane or car. She’s seen me through my entire adult life and has been my trusty, cuddly sidekick through it all. Remi (our dog) is the sweetest babe. We adopted her a little over a year ago, right after moving to Denver. She loves kisses, squeaky toys and playing with Sloane (she seems to think she’s one of the cats). Sloaney (named after one of our favs from Entourage) is our newest addition to the fam. We adopted her about 6 months ago when she was just a little kitten and she is now a little terror lol. Kidding, but not really. We love her to death but she can seriously mess you up if you cross her at the wrong time. Luckily, she’s got Remi to play with while Moo is just way too sophisticated for any of it.
Dan, my husband, and I got married December 26th, 2018, but we are still waiting to have our big wedding next August. We were supposed to have it September 26th, 2020, but of course, coronavirus. So, we’ve been blessed with some extra time to save and plan. I am VERY much looking forward to 2021, and I know I am not alone in this. We also just bought our first home that we will be closing on this month, so we are SO excited about this too!!
Other than that, the things that bring me the most joy are my family and friends, sunshine, reading, good music, yummy food, wine, Burt’s Bees chapstick and, if you couldn’t already tell.. the color pink.
I’m a health-conscious neat freak who loves organizing, cooking (just starting out so bare with me), staying active, fashion, home decor, self care, travel, animals, music and photography. My goal is to be a well-rounded, have all my shit together, kind of person, but obviously life doesn’t always work out in our favor. I do struggle with anxiety, and am on a constant pursuit to find peace with it and peace within myself.
Which has lead me to write this blog- Complicated Basic: a place where the complicated and the basic can coexist. We are complicated basics, healing through complicated basics. Using the basics to heal the complicated, but being mindful of where they come from, how they impact us, and how they effect those and the world around us.
And if this resonates with you at all, I hope you’ll stick along for the ride 🙂 Thanks for being here!
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