Good evening ladies! Hope you’re all doing well. I’m currently away on a family vacation at Clearwater Beach, FL and am soaking up every minute of it: the seafood (seriously, the Grouper is phenomenal!), the 86-degree weather, the sunshine, beach runs, pool-side drinks). I’m super excited to announce this week’s feature on Healthy Chicks in the Community as she’s someone who is very close & special to me. That is, my younger sister of course. I’ll let Krista take it from here!
NAME/AGE: Krista /24 in a little over a week!
CURRENT CITY: Boston, MA
PHOTO TAKEN: Waterville Valley, NH (Welch and Dickey hike)
WHAT YOU DO FOR WORK: I’m finishing up grad school to be a speech-language pathologist and am hoping to start a job this fall in the rehabilitation setting. I particularly enjoy working with patients with aphasia, which is a language disorder that can occur after someone has a stroke or other type of brain injury. Many people with aphasia cannot say what they want to say or understand what others say, and I help them to communicate again!
NUMBER ONE PASSION: I really love helping people, and find happiness working with people with aphasia.
I FEEL MY HEALTHIEST SELF WHEN: I start each day with a green smoothie and a nice long run on the Charles River. I love getting outside and being active as much as possible, even if it is just for a long walk. Outdoor exercise + eating right is when I feel my healthiest and happiest!
BUT I AM ALSO A REAL GIRL & SOMETIMES: I get lazy and make excuses for not going for a run or to the gym, especially during the cold Boston winter months.
TOP THREE KITCHEN STAPLES: spring mix with herbs, hummus + carrots, and brown rice pasta
NUMBER ONE GUILTY PLEASURE: I love pizza. The smell,the taste, the toppings! If someone offers me pizza, 99% of the time I can’t say no. But, I do love homemade pizza, which I guess is a healthier alternative!
EXERCISE THAT MAKES YOU SHINE: going for a long run outside on a nice sunny day. I also love to hike. There is nothing better than the satisfaction of getting to the top of a mountain and being rewarded with a beautiful view (and maybe a beer)!
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: chicken noodle soup, homemade of course!
MESSAGE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHER HEALTHY CHICKS: As a busy (and stressed out) grad student, I have found that being healthy is more than just eating well and exercising daily. Being healthy also involves taking the time to do something that makes you happy throughout all the craziness: whether it be spending time with friends and family, getting outside to enjoy a nice day, or making a special dinner. It doesn’t take a lot of time to do something for yourself to get rid of some of the stress and negative energy that life can bring
Do you ever feel like you’re lacking that glow? In a funk? Tired of the plain old mundane routine? Need some extra spark? Want to shake things up? Like you’re living in a giant cloud, and it seems like you’ve been waiting for the weather to clear for too darn long?
Well, do not fear my lovely lady. I’m here to tell you that first of all, you are 100% utterly & completely normal. In fact you are more than normal. I’ve been there, and I can guarantee any girl you talk to has been there too. And secondly, this little rut you’re going through is reversible; you can transform your life (more importantly your mindset) after all! Perhaps you don’t need anything spectacular, shiny or crazy expensive. Perhaps all you need is a little extra sunshine. Start now with these 5 simple tips and you’ll be feeling rejuvenated, hot and maybe even a little sun-kissed in no time!
1. Take a Special Someone Out On a Date (and Treat Them): I know, I know, you’re the one that’s in a funk, so shouldn’t you be the one who’s getting treated like a Princess? While it’s always nice to get pampered, it’s even nicer to do the pampering. Not only will you feel good about planning a fun extravaganza (like a picnic in the park, a tea party or a full-fledged sushi fest), but you can show someone you care about just how special you are. When we give the love, we feel the love right back. It’s just how it works! This special someone can be your significant other, your best friend, your mom or best of all – yourself. Yes, you heard that right. Go ahead, I dare you: plan a dream date for yourself!
2. Dance: Dance anywhere and everywhere. Throw on a flowy skirt and grab your girlfriends for a night out on the town, dance around the house in your undies, or sign up for a Zumba class a local studio! Getting into the groove will kick-start those endorphins and help you feel more alive and confident in your beautiful body!
3. Make a Sunshine Playlist: To go along with your dancing, why not make a sunshine playlist to set the scene? I love using Spotify because you can create as many playlists as you’d like for all scenarios. I have a Chill Out Playlist, a Beatles Playlist, a Writing Playlist…you get the picture! Make your feel-good playlist today with your favorite tunes. All I gotta say is you can’t go wrong with Oldies! In fact, I’m currently loving the “My Girl Radio” station on Pandora right now. Yes, it exists. “I’ve got sunshineeee on a cloudy dayyyyy…” I like to sing…loudly and proudly (and so not in tune). Belt it out, girl!
4. Stay Outside…For Most of the Day: You can’t get much closer to adding more sunshine into your life than by literally soaking up those rays outside. Dedicate a day – or at least a few hours – where you can play outside and bring out your inner-child!
This past weekend, I attended Ultimate Bootcamp’s Ultimate Spring Workout which included outdoor yoga, Zumba, bootcamp classes, healthy snacks and more all on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Then on Sunday, I met up with two lovely friends for a girls’ day in the city. We hit up the Boston Harbor area for a free sailboat ride, boxed wine on a boat, strolling around, life chats, and evening apps. The best part? We were outside for the entire day. And yes, sunshine makes us happy (if I haven’t made that clear by now). Plan your very own outdoor girls’ day, throw on your best spring-y outfit and flops and soak up that Vitamin D!
[Girls' Day Out...all smiles here!]
5. Be “Bad”: We are so obsessed with being perfect, looking the part and keeping our composure…doing everything “right.” Well sometimes that just becomes downright exhausting! I’m telling you to be a little bad today. Break the rules. Say “no.” Say “yes.” Skip out on that event you really didn’t want to go to but you felt like you HAD to go to, and do something for yourself instead. Indulge in your favorite dark chocolate with a glass of red. Skip the gym and book a massage appointment that you’ve been putting off for months. Force yourself into breaking your scripted routine. Ask someone out on a date…even if you might get turned down. Make a mistake and laugh it off. Embrace your “slip-ups.” You see, being bad can be quite fun when you think about it!
Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut? How could you add more sunshine into your life starting today? What would your perfect outside girls’ day consist of?
Good evening ladies! Hope you were all able to squeeze in a little sunshine today. I just got back from lululemon Newbury Street run club, where I wore in my brand new #BostonStrong pink shirt The Boy bought me today. Oh, how he knows the key to my heart. There’s nothing like showing a little Boston pride while sweating it out with a great group of people!
Anyway, let’s get right to it with this week’s feature for Healthy Chicks in the Community. I was lucky to meet this lovely lady at the I am That Girl event I spoke at last month, and simply couldn’t get over how smiley and friendly she was! A beautiful person both inside and out, this twenty-something truly knows what it means to be a Healthy Chick. I’ll let Jessica take it from here…
NAME/AGE: Jessica Scire/26
BLOG/TWITTER (If Applicable): www.jessicamariescire.blogspot.com
CURRENT CITY: Medford, MA
PHOTO TAKEN: This photo was taken in June 2012 on “Graduation Day.” My kids were graduating pre-k to move to kindergarten. It was such a bittersweet day—I was so proud of my students and it was such a happy day but I also knew I would miss seeing their beautiful little faces and being around their silly and fun personalities each day.
WHAT YOU DO FOR WORK: I am a pre-k teacher. I co-teach 15 amazing, curious, creative, and loving 4-5 year olds who are so proud and ready to go to kindergarten in the fall! I truly believe I have one of the best jobs in the world.
NUMBER ONE PASSION: People! I am passionate about treating people with kindness, compassion, and respect. I place creating and developing meaningful relationships with people on such a high standard.
I FEEL MY HEALTHIEST SELF WHEN I AM: Eating right for me, drinking lots of water, going for a walk on a warm day, and surrounding myself around the people I love. Having sunshine, support, and love all around you makes for a healthy, happy day.
BUT I AM ALSO A REAL GIRL & SOMETIMES: I plop myself on the couch and watch TV—migrating back and forth to the refrigerator for little snacks!
TOP THREE KITCHEN STAPLES: Granola bars, peanut butter, apples. These are so helpful when I’m on the go—especially during weekdays.
NUMBER ONE GUILTY PLEASURE: Pampering myself. I love to paint my nails, get my hair done, and relax! If I could give myself a spa day every day, I would!
EXERCISE THAT MAKES YOU SHINE: Going for long walks and yoga. I have recently found hot yoga and it is amazing! I am always pushing myself to get better but it’s all in the practice!
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Anything chocolate. I have always loved chocolate. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate peanut butter cups—you name it.
MESSAGE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHER HEALTHY CHICKS: When Rachel said she’d like to highlight me for her “Healthy Chicks in the Community” piece I immediately felt incredibly guilty and thought, she must have the wrong person. I snacked on pretzels all day and ate a burrito for lunch–clearly not my best “healthy” day. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that food isn’t the “be all, end all” of being healthy. It’s a lifestyle. It’s your perspective, your focus and drive, your passions. It’s knowing your flaws and being okay with them-knowing that you have the power to change them. It’s how you treat others and how you treat yourself. It’s being that light and shining it on others so they can do the same. Ladies, stay healthy, happy, and beauty-full! You are amazing! xoxo
If you’d like to be featured as one of my Healthy Chicks in the Community, or know someone who you want to make blush, email me for more deets. And remember, if you aren’t feeling your healthiest self or are struggling to make positive changes, shoot me an email anytime to schedule your FREE 15-minute info session, check out my health coaching programs, or sign up for a heathy grocery store tour!
P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for my wellness workshop “Detox & De-Clutter Your Mind & Body This Spring” next Tuesday, 4/30. Discounts for Healthy Chicks’ readers!
You know those moments when just the right thing comes along at just the right time? It’s as if it was planned that way on purpose, like a little special hug from the Universe. It usually sneaks up on you during one of those “off days,” rough patches or time of grieving. All of the sudden, a little pick-me-up sort of falls into your lap out of no where.
To be honest with you, I’m still feeling a bit off in coping with Monday’s events, and have been having a hard time writing let alone feeling myself. I just keep replaying the day over and over again up to the moment of the attack, thinking “What if it were me?” However, I’ve certainly been finding love & joy in everything around me to not only help myself cope, but also those around me. To help our city heal.
You see, when you look for love it’s everywhere, really. You can find love in things as small as your morning cappuccino or as large as an entire community coming together to pray & heal.
Love is in the eyes of your barista, your lover, the stranger on the street. In that couldn’t-have-been-a-better-time email, note card, text, voicemail or phone call. It’s even in that most perfect fortune attached to your yogi tea.
Love & light is in you, and me and the entire Universe (something I was reminded yet again during the final minute of my yoga class last night).
Just keep your eyes and your heart open and you too will find love. This week, I have found love in…
*The overwhelming number of calls, texts, emails (from some people whom I haven’t spoken to in years) I received to ensure my safety
*The surprise visit from my mom, who came up from CT to take me on a lunch date, followed by some shopping & strolling in Harvard Square to cheer me up
*The warm rays of sunshine on my face
*My delicious mug of French Roast coffee
*The home-made meal The Boy whipped up the other night to put a smile on my face
*The adorable Buddha card my friend Jen sent from Toronto, pouring her love & admiration for me. It seriously couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time.
*Hugs from friends who I adore
*Goodnight kisses & cuddle seshes that felt especially consoling this week
*The restorative yoga class I took last night, with the most beautiful “Om” at the end. The teacher even sang to us during Shavasana. It was absolutely beautiful & perfect.
It was just what I needed….exactly at the right time.
I want to know, when’s a time where you were sent some love at just. the. right. time? Share your stories below! Much love to you all…
Last week, I was chatting on the phone with my grandmother while cooking dinner in our teeny-tiny kitchen. When she asked me what I was doing, I caught myself going there to that negative place we all know. And so I began complaining. “Well you know I’m cooking in my awful kitchen and it’s stressing me out. I just can’t stand our apartment. If only we had a bigger kitchen – a bigger apartment for that matter – so I could cook a nice meal for myself and actually enjoy doing it.”
When she asked where The Boy was, I told her he was in the other room waiting for me, and then I lit up. There was a complete shift in my mindset. “You know, I really am lucky to have him.” After all, not only does he cook (and do the dishes) but he loves me despite our tiny apartment…through the good times and the bad.
Then my grandmother said something to me that really struck me. “You don’t know just how lucky you are. He’s a catch. And as for the apartment, it’s just perfect for now. You have enough.” She then went on to say, “In 40 years from now you’ll have a big, big house but for now it’s enough.” I had to laugh at the 40 years…I mean, I sure hope it’s sooner than that grandma!
But what she said about having enough; that really stuck. It’s true, I do have enough. In fact, I have more than enough. The fact that I have a home to keep me warm at night and a loving boyfriend to join me for dinner is enough in itself.
Throughout the past week, I’ve been using this “enough” mentality to bring me back to my Happy Place when I let myself go there. Whenever I notice myself getting down on myself or thinking negatively, I shift my perspective to an “enough” mindset. Take yesterday for example. I was bumming out about my finances (again) and the fact that I still don’t “have it all together.” Needless to say, I can be extremely hard on myself at times, much harder than I’d ever be on a friend or a loved one. At times like these, I stop, drop and remember all that I do have. Yesterday’s thought-process went a bit like this:
- Enough money to pay my own rent (for the past 4 years), buy heathy, wholesome food and get by even if that means putting the dress I *really* wanted back on the rack
- An apartment in a really cool area – Central Square! Helllooo Life Alive, hidden gems & quick access to the city.
- A small group of inspiring, there-for-you-always best friends who are just enough
- Cool part-time gigs that provide a flexible schedule, even if life can get a little chaotic at times
- A blog that I’ve grown from a college food-log to an inspiring community for women to come together that makes me smile every day.
- Yoga to bring me to a place of calm
- Running to bring me to a place of release
- A creative mind that I know will take me far in life, even if it’s taking a bit longer than some
- A career I’m passionate about, even if that means lots of hard work and ups & downs. It’s a work in progress, and an exciting journey!
- The talent to write, for both paid and unpaid gigs, for both myself and others
- The ability to manifest whatever my heart desires
- Just enough clients who after each & every session make me feel high on life with their dedication, commitment and love
- An intense passion & drive that is enough to make my dreams come true
- A boyfriend who loves me very much and makes me giggle every day
- A wonderful family who provide just enough love, attention, care (with some tough-love thrown in)
- My 7-Day “Get Happy & Healthy” Wellness Program that 46 women signed up for! These ladies are seriously blowing my mind!
As you can see, I have quite a lot to be grateful for. It was just blurred by a cloud of negative energy. The good news? You can shift your perspective from a negative (I am not enough) to a positive (enough) in seconds if you choose to do so.
Let me ask you now, where do you find yourself saying “I am Not Enough?” What do you already have in your life that’s being fogged by negative energy?
Sometimes we need a hug, sometimes we need mental clarity, and sometimes we just need a good healthy dose of inspiration! While I can’t technically give you all a hug (though I totally would if I could…e-hug?) I’ve got just the Spotify playlist for you that should clear your mind and ignite your creativity.
As someone who is constantly thinking (and writing) music is a great way for me to unwind, let loose and allow my thoughts to form naturally. Whether I’m writing at a local coffee shop, brainstorming in my bedroom or attempting to reach a deep meditation, music is always a blessing. I hope you enjoy this ultra-inspiring, thought-provoking playlist, including 10 hits that have been on my radar lately!
What do you do to clear your mind and ignite your creative juices? What are your go-to tracks or artists?
If you’re new to my blog, each and every Friday I post a Friday Flashback, taking you on a journey back into my past life. Why? Well, because I’ve been there and can totally relate to body image issues, dieting struggles and all the other things in between.
This week, I want to touch upon how we treat our bodies. During my prime time of diet-obsessed living and calorie counting, I completely disrespected my body.
I filled up on toxic, chemicalized “diet” foods that promised to make me skinny (at least, according to all the magazines and advertisements) and ate or drank my feelings away. I abused myself in the mirror (telling myself I am fat, I am not pretty enough, I am not good enough) and abused myself in the gym by overworking it and forcing myself to exercise (even when I didn’t want to or when my body was saying “No! Enough!”) I listened to what the number on the scale said, instead of what my body was telling me loud and clear.
I remember being so hungry: for real food, for love, for the answers. Unfortunately, I was starving myself by loading up on both toxic foods and toxic relationships alike. And if I ever decided to “treat” myself & go all out? (I put “treat” in quotes because my treats really weren’t treats at all) Forget it! I’d spend the rest of the weekend consumed with guilt and attacking myself for being “bad.”
It’s safe to say, I was not treating myself with love (far from it). In fact, I was treating my body with hatred, fear and guilt and quite frankly it didn’t feel good.
Flash forward to now, and I’ve learned that our bodies are one of the most powerful and beautiful tools we have. Now why would we treat something so miraculous so poorly at times? I want you to be honest with yourself and ask, “When was the last time I did something truly nice for myself?” Can you answer that question with 100% confidence?
I challenge you this weekend to throw all your self-sabotaging thoughts out the window and pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you. Put the scale, rules and guilt on the back burner and bring a lil love to the spotlight. Know that it’s OK to be “bad” once in a while, and break the rules. Trust that your body will give you the answers you need, leading you to the truth. And remember, no matter what, treat your body with pure love…always.
When was the last time you did something kind for yourself? How do you treat your body with love? Are you stuck on dieting and self-sabotaging thoughts? I’m here for you! Please feel free to email me or schedule a FREE 15-minute info session to learn more about my health coaching programs/ to see if we’d work well together. My programs are designed to help women like me live to their fullest potential, break free of diet-obsessed living, and learn to use REAL food & self-care as n.o.u.i.s.h.m.e.n.t.
Growing up I didn’t pay too much attention to my looks, that is until I started dieting and well, my looks quickly became everything. I was consumed by my weight and how others, especially men, perceived me. Once I started getting attention from the guys, I became obsessed with my looks, in particular appearing “sexy.”
I remember one day quite vividly while loading on makeup for a friend’s graduation party, my sister (who was always the sportier one in the family) looked at me and said, “You changed.” I naturally got defensive, and she continued with “It’s great you’re getting all this attention and all, but all you care about is your looks.” While I refused to admit it at the time, she was absolutely 100% right. Spot on.
And then there was college. Getting ready for a night out to the frat house was an event in itself. I’d change my outfit at least ten times, load layers of makeup over my face (including a dash of bronzer on my chest one of my best friends swore created the allusion of “cleavage”), and strive to wear the tightest or shortest thing I could possibly find paired with the highest heels I could walk in. (Fortunately for me, that wasn’t very high). All us girls would crowd around the thin mirror, competing to get one last view of ourselves before our big debut.
Why did I care so much? Because I wanted to look hot and attractive to the frat boys. I wanted—scratch that, NEEDED—outside validation that I was sexy enough, hot enough, skinny enough, good enough. And when I didn’t get that validation, I’d automatically blame myself and my body. I’d tell myself lies like, “It must be because I’m not pretty enough” or “I’ll never be as skinny as her” or “Of course he’s with her. She’s gorgeous.” I remember one night when I broke down crying on the bathroom floor because the guy I was infatuated with at the time didn’t want me back. I blamed myself. My body. My sex appeal.
Back then, I wish I could have written a letter to my former self to tell her that she was enough (in all aspects of life) and that no amount of mascara or number of hookups would ever make you happy from within. I wish she knew that sexiness is a state of mind that differs from women to women, far beyond physical attraction.
I’d be lying if I said I don’t care a thing about my looks now. I still wear makeup (though not nearly as much) and like to dress up from time to time. There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when going out with polished nails, styled hair and a new dress. However, now that feeling of sexy comes from a different place; it comes from within.
The feeling of sexiness is something you and only you can decide on, and what matters most is how you feel and think about yourself (not your boyfriend, sister, best friend or random guy at the bar). After all, if you are feeling good inside, that’s going to shine through on the outside.
Heck, I feel my sexiest after a long run, sweat-stained clothes, hair in my face and all! No makeup. No outside compliments. No judgement or envy. It’s times like these, when no one else is even around to see, that I feel my ultimate sexy self. And you bet that confidence carries through with me the rest of the day—to the coffee shop, through my writing, in my home life. That right there is a perfect example of bringing that inner sexy out. Let it shine, baby!
Sexy has so many different colors. It’s that feeling you get from crossing the finish line during your first 5K, the confidence boost you get from working hard on a personal project, the utter state of bliss that overcomes you when walking barefoot on the beach as the waves crash beneath your toes. It’s feeling beautiful in your own skin, the magic moment of a perfect kiss, and experiencing the most powerful savasana of your life.
So I ask you, how can you bring your inner sexy out for the world to see? What makes you feel your ultimate best? What does sexy mean to you? As always, I’m happy to hear your feedback or answer any questions you may have via email. Learn more about my innovative health coaching services & grocery store tours over here.
Good evening ladies! Hope you all had a great day, and are now taking some time to shut down and relax. You deserve it, after all. Be sure to check out my post from earlier today recapping a fun sports bra fitting event I attended last night at New Balance. But tonight I’m here to bring you this week’s feature for Healthy Chicks in the Community, who’s actually a cousin of The Boy, and someone I admire greatly for her dedication to inner happiness and wellness. I’ll let Marybeth take it from here…
NAME/AGE: Marybeth Ferreira… Soon to be 30
CURRENT CITY: outside of Worcester
WHAT YOU DO FOR WORK: Outpatient Mental Health Clinician, specializing in children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities
NUMBER ONE PASSION: Do I have to choose one?
I FEEL MY HEALTHIEST SELF WHEN I AM: Active, eating well, GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP, and finding balance in all of my roles
BUT I AM ALSO A REAL GIRL & SOMETIMES: I like to bake fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies and sample the batter!… and skip parts of workouts I don’t prefer… on occasion
TOP THREE KITCHEN STAPLES: olive oil, quinoa, and organic chicken broth
NUMBER ONE GUILTY PLEASURE: brain numbing reality tv… I’m ashamed…
EXERCISE THAT MAKES YOU SHINE: yoga!
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: ice cream
MESSAGE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHER HEALTHY CHICKS: I believe that health is at it’s best when it’s approached holistically. That being said, start little by little, step by step. I used to be that girl that could live on take out, and I mean the unhealthiest of healthy, rarely exercise, and put other people’s emotional needs before my own. I’ve learned that holistic health is a process, and patience is the key. Each day just try, then some things become new habits, and those can be built upon. With all the changes that we swear to make regarding our bodies, I really want chicks to not forget that how you feel and think are HUGE factors, and you need to be nurtured and loved…by yourself
I am super excited to announce this week’s star of Healthy Chicks in the Community. Bre is one of those all around cool gals, who I always enjoy catching up with (especially over gourmet coffee). I truly admire her positive attitude towards life, love and all those good things! I’ll let Bre take it away from here…
NAME/AGE: Bre, 26
FACEBOOK: Bre Nourse Yoga
CURRENT CITY: Boston (North End)
WHAT YOU DO FOR WORK: I teach yoga, dip my toe in the design and photography pool and from time to time I sling $100 yoga pants at that big yoga clothing store we all know and love.
NUMBER ONE PASSION: Teaching people to connect with their bodies through movement and meditation.
I FEEL MY HEALTHIEST SELF WHEN I AM: Being kind to my body, fueling myself with foods that make me feel good and doing the work during my meditation. Its not just about the physical body, without a healthy mind we’d have nothing.
BUT I AM ALSO A REAL GIRL & SOMETIMES:
I like to eat dessert for breakfast and watch all the shows in my dvr!
TOP THREE KITCHEN STAPLES:
Olive Oil, Pepper and my potato ricer…it literally can turn anything into creamy deliciousness!
NUMBER ONE GUILTY PLEASURE:
Hazelnut Lattes from the Thinking Cup
EXERCISE THAT MAKES YOU SHINE:
Yoga of course! Coming to my mat makes me feel healthy, happy, connected and strong.
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: A big bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup.
MESSAGE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHER HEALTHY CHICKS:
Be unyielding in your pursuit of happiness; you will never regret working hard to do the things you love.
If you’d like to be featured as one of my Healthy Chicks in the Community, or know someone who you want to make blush, email me for more deets. Also the winner of my Sparkly Soul giveaway is #8 Sarah Kay, chosen by Random.org. Sarah, expect an email soon!