Me, ice skating at Warwick Castle
Or, Who am I and who am I becoming?
For years, I blogged under the name Aegialia. “Aegialia” is the name of a Greek character from the Iliad. Why is that my screen name? Well, mostly because I’m a book nerd, and I don’t like usernames with numbers after them, and I needed a Yahoo! email account a few years back. I couldn’t find anything else, and I got desperate, so I searched the back of the Iliad until I found the name of a character who was A)good, B)female and C)had a name that I liked. Aegialia fit the bill. But I don’t remember who she is in the Iliad.
But then I decided that I wanted to blog as myself, as Sarah. I was engaged at the time and felt like my identity was changing with my last name. I knew I’d keep my middle name, though, so I decided to write as Sarah Grace. Hence, iamsarahgrace.
Yeah, I know, I still haven’t told you who I am. Mostly I’m just a girl. An adult girl, doing her best to live in this world of ours. I’m not alone, though. I have great friends, a wonderful family, and a simply astounding husband. Without them, I would not be making it nearly as well as I am.
I’m a Christian who has experienced God. He is real, and I know him. Sometimes I don’t seem to know him well, but I do know him and that relationship is of the utmost importance to me.
I’m a writer who has recently chosen to value her creative gifts. Writing is still young in me, but I’m determined to finish a few projects I have started and to follow the process where it takes me. Expressing myself through words is something that I desire from a deep place. I’m not sure what lies there for me, but I’m going to follow it so I can find out. As part of my writing, I blog here and over at Wisebread.
I’m a graduate of the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot School of Theology with a degree in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. I’m a spiritual director, currently working out of the Center for Spiritual Renewal, also at Talbot School of Theology. I do spiritual direction with individuals and groups, and look to expand that this year.