Editor’s note: Sarah A. Schlothan Christensen, Mama and Blogger, was interviewed for this post.
Sarah doesn’t know I stalk her and her baby. But posts like this one keep me coming back. This one here shows her kick ass attitude. I love Sarah’s outlook on life and the way she approaches parenthood. She’s breathing and living her priorities; I admire that. I can feel her energy pulsing for Charlotte, Donald, sustainability, change, giving back, learning, growth, and healthy habits. And that’s why she’s one of my favorite bloggers.
GirlHabits: What can’t you live without? What do you wish there was less of in the world?
SSC: I cannot live without my family. Also: chocolate.
All in all, I generally feel that the world needs MORE of certain things, rather than less. More compassion, more support, more tolerance, more simplicity, more wholesome food, more pure water, more thick forests, more putting our heads together to find solutions that will benefit the environment and our communities.
Maybe a little less industry and a little more nature? A little less materialism and a little more sustainability? A little less criticism and a little more encouragement?
GH: Describe your priorities in four words or less.
SSC: My daughter.
GH: What is the one thing you most want to be known for?
SSC: Nah, none of that! I want my daughter to remember me as a woman who did her very best to provide a healthy and wholesome life for her, who always had time to listen, who loved her beyond measure, and who instilled in her the values that she will pass along to her own children.
But she’s the only one that needs to remember me at all.
GH: What do you consider the most important event in your life so far?
SSC: The birth of my child. Although I suppose that my marriage to my husband and my own birth come pretty damn close!
GH: If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
SSC: I would love to be able to put my hand on a book and just absorb the knowledge within.
GH: What’s your favorite food memory?
SSC: When I was about nine or ten, I had a really bad day at school. In all honesty, I cannot remember what happened, but it was awful. My father came home early from work, picked me up at the front gate, and took me out for ice cream. To this day, every time I have ice cream, I remember that. Sitting across from him in the ice cream parlor, swinging my feet beneath my chair, chocolate dribbling down my chin, talking with someone who always took the time to listen.
GH: If you could live anywhere in the world for six months, where would you live and why?
SSC: Right here. I would love to travel around and see the world, of course, but I built my home here because I love it. Because we are near family, because we know this community inside out and backwards, and because there is no other place we would rather live and love.
GH: What is the weirdest thing that has made you cry?
SSC: I have no idea.
GH: You’re in a bar for karaoke night, you have to choose three songs to sing, and each one has to be one that you relate to each of the following things: Love, Life, and Friends. Which three songs do you choose and why?
Love: Don McLean’s “And I Love You So.” This is the song I danced to at my wedding.
Life: Remember that one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple-people-eater song? THAT ONE. It always cracks me up, always makes me smile, and what is life about if not remembering to sit back and have a good laugh sometimes?
Friends: Okay, I cannot think of anything for this!
GH: What’s your next big challenge?
SSC: I prefer not to think of my future as a series of challenges, but more as a series of wonderful things to come. And next is living sustainably.
Well. That and conceiving baby number two.
Visit Sarah and fall in love with her baby and awesomeness here.