102. Listening to Your Inner Voice + Balancing Work and Life
Sarah Matthews is a full-time artist and currently teaches bookbinding and printmaking. Her work is a part of the permanent collections of Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, George Washington University’s Gelman Library, University of Puget Sound, and Samford University. Sarah named Mary Ruth’s Press after her paternal grandmother, Mary Ruth Bowens, who was an elder, singer, and poet.
In this episode, Sarah discusses finding her passion—bookbinding and printmaking, balancing work/family/school, and taking the plunge to do her passion full time. With four daughters—ages 17, 11, 9, and 3—she’s proof anything can be done with a little hard work, determination, and sacrifice.
- We talk about engaged and disengaged employees and the behavior they exhibit
- Sarah discusses going through postpartum depression after going on maternity leave
- She talks about how a fitness group for moms, Stroller Strides, helped her create connection while being a stay at home mom and how she eventually became an instructor
- We discussed what she’s doing to diversify her income
- Sarahs talks about the importance of being a role model for her daughters by taking the time to do what she loves
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