A few years ago, if you would have asked me who I was, I couldn’t have told you. Oh, I would have given you an answer. Something like: “church girl” or “aspiring RN” or “loving daughter”. All great things right? On the surface, maybe.
To look at me, you never would have known that the church I was so devoted to was controlling to the point of being a borderline cult. Or that I was struggling to become an RN only because my pastor told me it was God’s will and had laughed at my dream of becoming an author instead. Or that the mother I loved so much was still “happily” married to the man she had watched abused me.
Insane, right? To me it was normal, everyday life. Trapped in a box, bound by everything from fear to love to deep-rooted denial. A part of me was dying to break free, but I never had been able to muster the strength to do it.
Then he happened.
In a fairytale turn of events, I met my real life superhero–the man who would infiltrate my twilight zone and destroy the notion that every atrocity I allowed in my life had a right to be there.
He became my best friend, my mentor, my life coach, my heart. He taught me to see my worth, have my own mind, and to know the true meaning of love.
“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Because of him, I was able to find the strength to break free of my old existence and journey into my new life and into the real me.
So on this website and through my blog I will be continuing that journey as a writer, loving and exploring all the beauty the world has to offer and giving back to it all the beauty and creativity inside me.
If today you were to ask me who I am, I will gladly tell you.
I am Sarah-Jayne Iglehart. No dictations, no confines, no limitations. Just me…and the 85 million other awesome things that go along with being that free.