A little David Bowie reference for you today. You’re welcome! (But, truth be told, I didn’t even know it was Bowie until this YouTube link showed up as I was Googling “ch-ch-ch-ch-changes”. What can I say? Pop-culture references prior to the ’90s elude me. Honestly, people have gone out of their way to make lists of 1980s movies for me so I can catch up. Really.)



Regarding change.

Two weeks ago I did something bold. I moved to Arizona. From Wisconsin. I drove more than 2,000 miles in four days. Exhausting – yes. Emotional roller coaster – yes. Worth it – absolutely! I hiked the Rockies, walked through the Garden of the Gods, explored the Royal Gorge of the Arkansas, and saw the country. (Well, except for Nebraska. I drove through it primarily in the dark.) When I arrived in Tempe, I was immediately greeted by my new roommates Bill, Tiff and their soon-to-be eight-year-old son, Kai. Over the next few months, the four of us will be living in the amazing home of an ASU professor who is currently on sabbatical. Change is good!

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Change is also hard. A lot of people ask me how Brian and I can handle being so very far apart. (That’s right. My best friend of 12 years/husband of four years and I are 2,000 miles away from each other.) Well, we’ve had some practice being in a long-distance relationship. Back in our early days, I spent three semesters at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, while he was studying at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. But the real reason we’re able to make this work is two-fold. First, we trust each other completely. Second, we know that being a part now will serve us well as a couple in our future. And what I mean by that is this time spent in Arizona is allowing me to focus on bringing my work/business/career aspirations to fruition so that we can live our lives and engage the world without the limitations that come with working for some one else.

How goes the change in your world?

P.S. Regarding the literary fiction idea from this post…currently it’s on the waaaaay back burner. While I think it would be incredibly rewarding to write literary fiction – memoirs, stories of the past and present – I’m finding it difficult to imagine myself putting all my eggs into one basket until the piece of fiction is complete. For now, I’ll focus my writing on developing content for this site.

About Sara

Sara Hefty (B.B.A. and H.H.C.) teaches workaholic women how to have it all and flourish without burning out, binging or being spiteful. As an expert in transformational health coaching, she holds women accountable for letting go of unwanted weight, being brilliantly nourished, grounded in truth and feeling confident, happy and playful every single day.

As a woman with her own weight loss story, wide-ranging family heritage of cancer, and a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Sara’s appreciation for convenient nutrient-dense food, personal growth, inspiring design, financial responsibility, and social entrepreneurship led to her “Pursuit of Ownership: Health, Home, and Legacy” model of heart-on-fire-hot empowered living.

Sara is the founder of PROJECT LUX and She currently lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with her husband Brian and hound-dog Raja.