Hi there, I’m Sarah!
This is what you need to know about me:
I am a writer, entrepreneur, occasional DIYer, busy mom to two beautiful girls, wife to my wonderful husband of eight years, and above all, a terrible blogger. My greatest passion is my family and my worst vice is making promises to myself about myhotrevenue that I just can’t keep!
How It All Began…
I started writing MyHotRevenue in 2010 because my spending habits had become so out-of-control that my marriage was literally on the brink of collapse. I desperately needed to find a way to hold myself accountable, and writing about my challenges with living well on a budget really helped.
Spending wildly wasn’t something I did intentionally, but the more I tried to fill my inner void with stuff, the more unsatisfied I felt.
But now, four years later, I have come to some important realizations. First, I’ve realized that I actually like saving money. Sticking to a budget forces me to tap into a creativity I never knew existed, and it is surprisingly fun and satisfying. What’s more – a focus on the income or Revenue side of my life helped me stay focused enormously.
Second, and even more importantly, my definition of what “Living Well” means has changed. I’ve realized that all those things I thought I wanted and needed don’t really mean anything in the grand scheme of things, and a life well lived is not so much about what we have as who we are.
Let me say right now, that I am aware how cheesy that sounds. This is my about us page though – so get lost if you don’t like it!
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What It’s All About…
MyHotRevenue is the chronicle of my adventure of finding the Good Life (on a budget). To me this means a life rich with family, friends, & creativity, and I’m so glad you stopped by to join me on this journey.
What It’s Not About….
I don’t write specifically about the subject of blogging or how to start a blog here at LWSL, but I do love helping and mentoring other bloggers! If you are interested in learning more about how to start a blog or how to make money blogging, please check out totally free ebook here: free ebook download.
I’m active on Twitter, and you can get me by email via the contact form.
I’ve Got Great Support…
Over the past few years, this blog and business has blossomed beyond what I can manage all on my own, even as a full-time job. I’ve been very blessed with the support of some amazing people who work behind the scenes to keep this site running and still allow me enough time to write, create, cook, and keep my family a priority.
- Mike is my amazing husband, the stay-at-home dad to our two beautiful girls, the packer of lunches, overseer of homework, master of laundry stains, and daily runner of a gazillion errands. He is the one who keeps me balanced and sane, the one who has eased into this completely new role with grace and patience and an attention to detail that I have never managed to master. We would be lost without him.
- Hiimanshu is my very talented Graphic & Copywriting Editor and also our Special Projects Manager. She does most of the photo editing here at myhotrevenue.com – I’m delighted to work with him – please get in touch if you want his contact details 🙂
Let’s do this.