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HI FRIENDS! 

My name is Sawyer (SAH-yer).

If I had a large enough audience to hold a monthly bio writing contest for myself, I would. Writing these things is a undeniable struggle that I genuinely hate to admit. Yet, here we are.

— PART 1 —

The story stuff.

Setting my blunt truth aside, I am excited to be here. For the past few years I’ve been writing over on a WordPress site, and as much as I enjoyed watching my words dance off their electronic pages, I’m eager to show you even more here! I had an incredible English teacher during my freshman year of high school that ignited a spark for my writing endeavors. It’s been a beautiful outlet to explore. The most recent yellow brick road I’ve walked down is through songwriting. A little secret just for you: I wrote my first tune when I was 3 about a lemon. 15 years later, in 2016, I flew out to Hollywood to record another song I wrote. It released on August 24, 2018, and is featured on my church album (Influencers). It’s called Forevermore. Lyrically, it’s story goes deeper than a yellow fruit, but it all comes from the same wild, creative heart. 

My big girl dream is to be an author. My heart is that my words continue to advance from journal form, to blogs, to books, and make it to a conference where they’re spoken straight from my mouth and directly to your heart. In October of 2017 I was asked to speak at a young girls conference. Despite the nerves that naturally occur during your first speaking engagement, it stirred my desire to reach the hearts of girls to feel alone, misunderstood, and disconnected in their walk through life. I know what that’s like. I’ve been there. And until I have an audience of thousands where I can yell “YOU BELONG HERE” through arenas, I will continue sowing seeds in the tiny moments Jesus gives me here and now.

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The fun stuff.

I’d like to say I’m a well-rounded human being. I grew up climbing trees, making dirt pies, building tarp forts when it rained, and dressing up my dog in baby doll clothes. I was home schooled all the way through – from post pre-k graduation to high school graduation. Thanks to an arts program I was involved in, the stage is practically a second home for me. However, I also have a huge love for details that happen behind the scenes.

 I love roller coasters and ice cream and skiing. I could go the rest of my life without eating a pickle or raisin or fake red cherries found on top of milkshakes. I love the 80s and coffee and music (lots and lots of music for me, please and thanks). Going back to the behind the scenes stuff, I love researching random facts about movies and watching interviews and bloopers and everything that has to do with MARVEL. 

When it comes to travel, I’ve been to lots of fun places. For starters, I’ve been to Haiti twice and Peru once for missions trips. As I mentioned before, I experienced the Cali life. I’ve been to Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico, Tennessee…honestly, a lot of really great places! I’ve found that a lot of inspiration comes from my time away from home. It’s kind of like being a flower. My roots are at home, but as I’ve grown and traveled to various cities my bloom is brighter because them.

That’s it for now. We made it! Thanks for reading along & I can’t wait to meet you in my blogs.

P.S. – If you have a coffee, song, movie suggestion, or just want to say hi, shoot me a message!

-SAWYER

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