We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Slurpie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I actually have yet to use what I do on social media as a career yet. I started using the internet the way most of us began to use it. When the internet was still fresh and we found new ways to communicate with friends and family on the weekends or after school . The days of Aim , Myspace, Youtube, Stickam and Xanga were my introductions to exploring what I could do online and be part of the future of community building. I had a love for drama and acting and creativity my whole life, and when i realized the internet could allow me to show everything i had secretly inside of myself, I fell in love with everything . I blogged my heart out, posted every picture I took, and recorded my ups and downs as gifs and later as full videos. I became a parent at a young age and my life changed extremely quickly. With social media I never felt alone. As a creative I was able to connect with people like myself but also was allowed to learn from people I had never met before and learn from others experiences along the way. Over the years my main mission was watching people and trying to understand what makes each individual person choose social media for their own needs. To see people connect and meet, build and create, laugh and cry all on a huge web of networks made me realize how insanely precious life is. As we live each day of our lives and are surrounded by the familiar faces we meet in person , its the stories from people we would never have the chance to come across if it wasn’t for the internet which makes me so grateful to have the access to it all. I’ve met amazing beautiful people along the way on all sorts of platforms , with many of these people meeting in person . These days my love for my creativity is still being able to build others up, watch their success grow and try to continue building amazing communities in any way I can. Now that I have children I understand the way technology is growing and I do believe social media plays a huge part in their creativity as well, when using it in a healthy way. When post or connect online I don’t focus on the likes or comments but trust in the power of connection that someone sees what I say or write and it can help them or even just start a fun new conversation with others wherever they might be in the world .
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I consider myself just another person trying to improve themselves while helping others at the same time. I was adopted as an infant into a large family. I became a mother at 18/19 and grew up fast. I lost friends in life whose lives were taken early and had to find ways to express my thoughts through things that didn’t judge my ways of handling things, this being from the help of social media. I’m still growing and learning and creating new experiences and I hope that never ends. I hope people that come across my content are able to find fun and comfort and can relate or want to build along . I can push peoples buttons as I either say too much or way too little. What i’ve learned so far is that everyone has their own story despite what they present to the public eye. And its ok to not share everything , but to connect what positive things you can to that and keep eachother pushing along the way . Stay Derpy <3
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite spots in San Daygo are the hidden areas near the beaches, Roads heading towards the mountains, A quick slurpee run, good candian whiskey, Sea world and sites around balboa park are a must . My plan is to meet as many people from social media as I can that i’ve met throughout the years that have made a creative impact in my life .
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Tom From Myspace , I appreciate you. Also shoutout to my little fam bam Jray, Vannah and Brett who have always been so supportive of my crazy ideas , Love to the large community of people i’ve met over a span of 15 years online and everyone that I continue to meet daily, Charlie Chaplin for his song ” smile” and his creativity. And a huge hug to my daily online sidekicks and mentors, Bobby Shadow, Angie, Andrew and so many others i’ve gotten to be part of as an online family.
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