We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Holloway and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
What I want people to remember about me is how I took a problem that could have broke me, and made it into a solution that serves the purpose to uplift and inspire individuals. When I was 20, I unfortunately experienced what an estimated 0.5 to 3.7 percent of women suffer from (anorexia nervosa) at some point in their lifetime.” Although in my most vulnerable state, I knew that in my heart that my story had the potential to inspire others to speak up. I believed that my journey had more purpose than just for myself…and it did. What I want people to remember about me is that no matter what hardship one might go through, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I stand as an example to prove that anyone can overcome an eating disorder and heal their relationship with food and fitness.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Currently I am a Coffee Master and Barista at Starbucks. I as well am a food runner at Baba Coffee in Carlsbad. With this, I am pursuing a Marketing degree at California State University San Marcos. Although I am not in a professional role, I know I will get there one day through hard work and dedication.
What I am most proud about is building a community within my social media platforms. On my Instagram (@helloholloway), I have used this platform to shed a light on the importance of healing one’s relationship with food through posting content that supplements this. Through food photography and workout videos, my goal has been to encourage everyone to heal their relationship with food and fitness. I secondly aim to shed a light on the importance of nourishing and moving your body in a manner that celebrates what the human body is capable of doing.
Because of all the love and support that my social media following has provided, I created a website (www.helloholloway.com) to uplift, inspire and promote balance within the health and wellness industry.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend Kaila Coleman was visiting me here in San Diego, we would start in Oceanside, home of the longest wooden pier on the western United States coastline. After taking a morning stroll on this gorgeous pier, we would hop in my car and take a drive along the gorgeous coast line and stop in Encinitas to grab lunch at Herb & Sea, which is one of Chef Brian Malarkey’s premier restaurants in Southern California. After lunch, I would take her to Torrey Pines for a hike. Hiking Torrey Pines is an absolute must and a amazing way to view the Pacific Ocean. After our hike, I would take her to walk around Balboa Park or Sea Port Village in San Diego. Again, these are amazing places in San Diego to experience. Both with rich culture and amazing sights to see. To end the night, I would take her to either Old Town or the Gaslamp. Given that I would want to provide her with an eventful night, we would start by grabbing drinks at Kettner Exchange in Little Italy, and have dinner in the Gaslamp at Huntress where I know we will have the best dinner that she would never forget!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The person that I want to shoutout is a very special individual. His name is Isaiah Narisma. When I met Isaiah, we were only in Junior College. Although we were not close friends at the time, we did follow each other on social media platforms. Through Instagram, where I shared my story and all the bumps in the road of my recovery, he was always there to send me encouragement via DMs. I have never told him, but for all the times he encouraged me to keep going, it really provided me with the positivity that I needed. Fast forward to our first year at CSUSM, he was the first person that I opened up to about my struggles with my eating disorder. He deserves recognition within my story because after this conversation, I truly knew that it was time to heal.
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