I’m Sara. I’ve spent some time a moving river in a few corners of the world, but I’ve always been drawn to the comfort in the humble Appalachian mountains I grew up in.
I started seeing a river as less of needing to keep moving and more of being able to shape what’s around it. I used to have a Southern chip on my shoulder, but decided it did more good to embrace it in the right ways. So here I go, pondering and ramblin’.
First time to the site? You can:
🌞 Read recent ponderings.
🎵 Find playlists and mixes inspired by places and feelings (perfect for driving, biking, paddling, crafting and creating, or just to have on in the background).
🚲 Find inspiration in bike routes, paddling days, explorin’ nature (or hiking), trips, art, and words.
📍 Washington, D.C. (It’s home base right now, so ya know.)
Get it while the gettin’s good
About Sara Lea
📍 Washington, D.C.
I’m a PR and marketing professional turned filmmaker with a background in environmental journalism, where I fell in love with public lands, environmental history, and science/climate communication. Biking is my favorite mode of city transportation and I tend to view things through a nature lens.
Having grown up a Southern Appalachian, I have a particular interest in the American South and enjoy tying those perspectives into larger views, movements, and cultures — especially environmental.