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  • Hello There!

    I'm Sarajane, a blogger and photographer based out of Asheville, NC.

    On this blog you can find stories from my life, my thoughts on the world,
    and photos of some pretty fantastic people!

    Grab a cup of coffee (or bourbon) and make yourself at home!
    Don't forget to leave a comment and let me know you were here.

    with love,
    Sj

Meet Jacob.

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
-Berthold Auerbach

 

with love,

Sarajane.

What I Demand of the Sunset.

Once I heard a line in a movie that said, “The difference between me and other people is that I’ve always demanded more from the sunset.”

When I heard it, I found it to be beautiful.
I thought of my own wild need to ask more of the world.
Of myself.

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On Finding Purpose.

One day, not too long ago, I came to the realization that my values had always been handed to me by the religion that I followed or the people in my life that I looked up to.

At that same time I began to question if values that are given to you in a list can really be claimed as your values at all. That realization forced me to sit down and define what exactly it is that I believe away from all influence.

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Magic in the Rain.

We walked out of our hostel just as the sky began to weep.

It was our first day in Paris and we were weary from a long day of traveling.
The hostel was strange, antiquated, but beautiful.
It was several stories high, had balconies that opened up to the rooms, and lush green vines grew all around the outside.

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Personal Moments. {2014 Year in Review}

This is the first time that I’ll be looking back on my personal moments from the year in this public kind of way. I’ve always kept the year in review posts strictly business. However, as the blog and my business have changed to be more in depth and authentic, it feels appropriate to share more of these sort of things. I’ve written this for myself for years now. I always look back and ask myself the same questions:
-What happened this year?
-What have your values become?
-What are your current strengths?
-What do you love about yourself and your life?
-What are the areas in your life which you’ve not lived up to your values?
-What are your goals for next year?

As I was reviewing my year this year I decided that I’d like to share my ‘what happened’ with you and maybe, just maybe you’ll respond with a few of yours as well, ’cause curious minds (my curious mind) need to know!

1. My Granny Burroughs passed away. 

This was monumental for me because it was the first person that has passed since I’ve been old enough to understand it. I was able to understand the value that she brought to the world in a way that helped me to want to bring my own value to the world. My mom, my brother, and I took a road trip down to Florida to be there for the funeral. It was sweet for me that we were able to make it a really fun trip even though the circumstances were hard. That’s a gift that we as a family have had for as long as I can remember. The ability to make the best out of the worst.

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Allyson Ansusinha - January 6, 2015 - 3:30 am

Hi Sarajane!
I just read pages of your blog, it’s so lovely and inspiring. :)
One of my biggest of 2014 was packing up my life and moving from Chicago to Asheville. I’m shy about sharing, but I’m glad you did.
See you bright and early, soon.

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