Cassie is a graduate student by day and blogger by night, but her full-time job is really being a follower of Christ and a new-ish wife to her awesome husband. On Sage, she writes about faith, marriage, and some of the struggles women face in those areas. I hope you'll stop by and see me sometime! Before meeting her now-husband, Cassie was an atheist, and reading over her earlier posts, I'm struck by how open and compassionate she was (and still is) about finding faith and its relatively new role in her life. Her posts always feel like a conversation with a friend, and I especially love reading about her travels (of course)! I hope you'll stop on by her blog after reading this little interview.
Who are you? I'm a Jesus-loving wife and mom to 3 fur-children. I have a passion for the outdoors, blogging, and community. I'm an INFJ through and through.
Where can you be found online? Sage is a personal lifestyle blog where I document our life as newlyweds and all of the fun, challenging things that come along with it. I'm passionate about my faith, marriage, travel, and fitness. However, I'm not good at crafting, my house doesn't have fresh flowers in it, and I refused to drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte, which pretty much makes me an outcast in the blogging world. Sometimes I forget that my voice is important, that is, until someone reads one of my posts and tells me how much it impacted them personally. THAT is why I blog.
What inspired you to start writing/blogging? When did it happen?
Reading other blogs inspired me to start blogging back in 2012. I was an atheist who just started dating a Christian, who is now my husband. I knew very little about the faith and what it meant to be a follower of Christ. I sought out some "faith-based" blogs and it was a game changer. I learned that being a Christian wasn't perfect all the time, that these women were still REAL and that their theology wasn't all wacky. I knew that my voice might be helpful to other women like myself out there, so I started to write and haven't looked back since.
Why do you write?
I write to be that encourage others. If I can even make the smallest difference in one person's life, my last 2 years of blogging are worth it all.
Your writing inspires me. Who inspires you?
Who inspires me? What a question. I derive different kinds of inspiration from different people. Amber inspires me to be BOLD in my life and blogging, and to take risks always. Emily inspires me to love better and follow Christ at the expense of all other things. My entire blogging community, or tribe as we affectionately refer to it as, inspires me to keep blogging through. To remember that my voice is important and has a place in the craziness of the blogosphere even when it doesn't feel that way.
In keeping with the admittedly loose travel theme of Not Intent On Arriving, if you could have an all-expenses paid trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I have been absolutely dying to visit Greece! I love the culture and everything about it!
What is your favorite place on earth?
Anywhere in the outdoors, but preferably in the mountains somewhere.
Anything else you'd like us to know? I am the co-founder of an instagram community known as #morethanaframe where we share our hearts behind the tiny instagram frame. More information can be found here: http://www.sagetheblog.com/2015/04/instagram-morethanaframe-hashtag.html