My name is Sarah. I’m a psychology student who is obsessed with people and their stories. I love listening to people’s life-narratives, and I love sharing mine. I’m fascinated with who people are and what has made them that way.
I will be returning to school full-time this fall for the first time in years. I’m thrilled to have the chance to complete my undergraduate in psychology, and I’m committed to pursuing my doctorate in the field after that. I have a long and expensive educational path before me, but I’m committed to making whatever sacrifices necessary to see my goals become reality.
I was educated at home by increasingly abusive parents. I come from a large family, and I love each of my siblings dearly. When I was about eight years old, I began losing my sight to an incurable retinal disease which has left me legally blind.
During my childhood, I began developing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, (OCD). This disorder and my battle to overcome it and regain my health have shaped much of my life and perspective. I suffered intense abuse from my parents and other individuals during my mental illness, and this circumstance has ignited a passion in me to advocate for those with mental illness.
My other professional and educational interests include general clinical practice, emotive therapy, and advocacy for those with disabilities. These specialized interests stem from a combination of my personal experiences and natural gifts and passions.
In my spare time, I like to read or watch TV/movies, go for walks with the people I love, and play or listen to music. As a blind musician who never learned how to read music, I love to arrange my own pieces.
I look forward to the opportunity to share more of my story with you on this blog. Feel free to read, enjoy, and share in return. Join in the conversation.