I am a woman, if you hadn’t gathered that already, and my name is Sarah South. I am in my mid 20s, and I’ve been married to a wonderful man, Patrick, since I was 18. We got married very young, but that hasn’t stopped us from having a great relationship- insane, but great. I truly feel that being with him makes me a better woman, and I know for a fact that me being with him makes him a better man. (Hehe, just kidding :)
I started this blog because I get to type out everything I think, without getting in trouble for it! I love expressing my opinions about things, as you’ll discover if you read a few of my posts. I want people to know that there are others out there in the same boat as them. I hope that sharing some of my life with you can help you realize that.
The greatest happiness in my life is my son. He was born in May of 2009, and he has been such a blessing to me. He is slowly teaching me how to be a good mother, but I know it’s going to take some work. I’m just like all the other first moms out there, and I definitely feel lost a lot of the time. But, my son’s smile always brings me back.
You’re probably wondering why this site is called “Consider Eden”. (Or, maybe you’re not, but I’ll explain anyway.) My husband and I went through a period of time in the early stages of our relationship that was full of… well, let’s just say we were not very kind to our bodies, our spiritual lives, or our finances. A combination of junk food, marijuana, and stress sent me to the hospital with a stomach ulcer, and poor financial decisions left us at the mercy of good friends. Our youthful health was trashed, our money was non-existent, and, in short, we came to a point in our lives where we had to make a change if we wanted our relationship with each other to endure, and our lives to be enjoyable again.
Before this we never gave a second thought about what we ate. We just put in our stomach what our taste buds wanted, and it was all good. But, as I began researching ways to help my acid reflux and heal my ulcers, evidence seemed to keep pointing more and more towards one place… Eden. The story of Adam and Eve, whether true or not, really got me thinking about what was truly natural. I knew that taking medication was not, and I wanted to find a way to get away from that. I had a burning desire to get back to my roots. Nature.
The blog name came to me one night while I was contemplating this. I was imagining how I could be more like Adam and Eve were. I envisioned them as happy, healthy, and energetic humans. I wanted to be like I imagined them. And so, before I do things now, I truly try to… Consider Eden.
Am I a believer in a God? Yes, as you have probably already concluded, I am. I believe that there is one true God, and that He created the universe, and all who live in it. I still haven’t quite figured out what that means for me, personally, but I do know that the faith is there. I hope this blog can be a place of community, regardless of our religious or spiritual beliefs. We are all on our own journeys toward truth, and life is nothing without people to share it with.
Regardless of how you think the human race came to reside on this planet, you still know that some of the first humans must have lived better than most of us live today. Things were simpler, and that is what I want to get back too. Our world has the potential to be so much better than it is right now. We just have to change our mindset, as a people, and really start loving each other.
Please leave me your comments and/or questions. I’d love to hear from you!