Hi! Welcome to OneStarryNight (or OSN for short). I’m Sarah (aka StarryMom), I’m a 37 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.
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.