Hi! Welcome to OneStarryNight (or OSN for short). I’m Sarah (aka StarryMom), I’m a 36 year old classic Libra! I started blogging back in March of 2001 at SpunkySprite.com and moved to OSN on November 3rd, 2001. Over the past 16 years I’ve written not only about my day-to-day life but topics such as blogging, photography, beauty, recipes, and more!
All About Me
I’m a SAHM (stay at home mom) who occasionally fixes broken blogs and is a freelance web developer. I have four tattoos, purple hair, am super near-sighted, have a husband, and two sons. My oldest is 16 and youngest is 8.
The Gritty Details
I grew up in an abusive household and ran away (well my mother did drive me to the airport with her blessing…) at the ripe old age of 17 to my internet boyfriend turned fiance (and bio-father to my oldest son). That didn’t end well and I became a single mom to my 13 month old son when I was 21 years old.
I met my husband when we both worked for GeekSquad (I repaired computers, he installed and repaired home theater systems). We had a whirlwind courtship and moved in together right away! 2 1/2 months into the relationship (I was 27 by this time) we discovered I was pregnant with my second son. We got married on my best friend’s birthday in 2010. It’s one of the dates, along with my boys birthdays, on my left wrist tattoo. Then I’ll not only remember our anniversary but my best friend’s birthday at the same time! Whew! I just summed up a whole decade basically!
I speak so fast people mistake it for being nervous or anxiety when really, it’s just I have SO MUCH I WANT TO SAY! I wish I was able to present myself in a more calm and soothing manner, be able to speak more eloquently but I’m not that kind of person. I have a crappy internal filter and tend to reveal way too much about myself too quickly. I also tend to invest a lot of myself into friendships very quickly (time, energy, gifts, etc). Not sure why I do that either.
I love all things that sparkle and I’m pretty sure my love for glitter is well known by now. I’m an introvert but can fake being an extrovert when need be. I LOVE TO READ! Especially YA or supernatural fiction. I’m a big day-dreamer and have problems sticking to any sort of schedule (not for a lack of trying!), I try to see all of that as positive qualities because I can be very spontaneous!
I define myself as a natural or attachment parent. All sorts of stuff that I find normal but might not be so mainstream. We also unschool / homeschool.
We also have fourteen thirteen twelve kitties!
I’ve been in love with photography ever since I was around 9 years old. I started with a basic 110 film camera and just slowly upgraded from there. I started with digital in 2001. I currently use the Nikon D750 (full-frame FTW!) for the body with a variety of lenses. The majority of photos in my archives are from my Nikon D50 and Nikon D90 bodies. I tend to do mostly nature macro with a sprinkle of human folk every so often!
I started blogging on March 21st 2001. I had various websites before then but didn’t really blog, I tended to work on a fansite my twin sister and I had at the time, LJS The Mystery. I bought OSN on November 3rd 2001 and have been here since! Blogging and being a blogger in general is vastly different than when I first began. These days a lot of it is about being a brand, having an niche, and monetizing. Which is all fine and dandy. I consider monetizing OSN every so often actually! I do miss the old days though, where it was a bit harder to own a domain and be self hosted, where it was more about a community and personal blogging. Not everything had to be controversial and everyone responded to their comments LOL!
Over the years I’ve had a ton of hostees and projects here, I do think my largest and most popular project was Pagan@OSN. I miss it sometimes but not enough to bring it back.