Hey Everyone, meet Sarah. She’s such a stellar woman with so much love for everyone around her. She’s an expecting mother with inspiring dreams to help others. We sat down with her and asked a few question:

Describe yourself in two sentences

I love Rosie [her dog] and I’m cheesy. My husband is much nicer of a human than I am and makes me want to be a better human every day.

What is the biggest lesson learned/best advice you have from marriage?

It’s not about you. You have to shut up and listen, a lot, and realize that you’re not as great or important as you think you are.

What is one thing that has made you a stronger person?

Micah [her husband] and coffee.

Who or what inspires you?

A lot of women inspire me, when I see them doing things that I wish I could do. I seek inspiration from other people’s life stories.

What is your favorite thing about Grand Rapids?

I love the little-big-town feel. That you can feel like a city girl but also retreat to your favorite neighborhood spot.

What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?

I think seeing need and seeing life in big picture mode makes me want to be a part of change. My own dreams motivate me and setting goals for myself drives me rather than following what other people say I should do. Life becomes foggy when I listen to other people tell me what to do, but I when I’m able to sit down and think about what I want and what goals I have then I am inspired to move forward and achieve them.

What trajectory are you hoping to push yourself onto? Where do you want to head?

Well, I’m already on a path to motherhood, so I think I’m preparing for that every day. Beyond that, I want to be in  the nonprofit world here in Grand Rapids. I’m not sure what that exactly looks like or how it will manifest itself but that’s where I see myself. I see myself sharing stories with others and providing information to others about the world around them.

If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?

Rosie [her dog]. Hands down, Rosie. She just gets to hang out and she fits under the bed and she’s so cute and happy all the time.

What favorite foods put you in a great mood?

Avocados or popcorn. My two favorite foods but not together.

What’s your favorite thing about Roots?

The staff. The customer service is why I kept coming back– you’re recognized and remembered; you’re greeted happily when you come in the door.