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About Oats & Woes

Helllooooo!

Sarah Wood here, senior at the University of Michigan, certified yoga teacher, self-proclaimed joy soldier. Thank you for stumbling across the inner workings of my mind, splayed out for the world to taste test here on Oats & Woes.

Oats & Woes has transformed me as much as it has transformed itself. Started when I was a freshman in college, it began as an instagram account with 22 followers to document my affinity for oatmeal. A year later, it grew into a small oatmeal company that popped up around Ann Arbor coffee shops and local businesses. Selling oatmeal bowls, its purpose was to spread nourishment and oats through our wonderful college town. As a junior, the blog became Oats & Goes, capturing my time studying abroad in India and Barcelona. Now, a senior in college, Oats & Woes has returned to its roots as I have returned to mine. 

Through yoga, mentorship, meditation, some fantastic flops and falls, new friendships, an awakened sense of purpose, clarity of self, and lots and lots of reading, these past four years have been the greatest education and self-study I could have asked for. Next July, I will move to New York and work in sales and trading for Goldman Sachs, closing this chapter of formal education and opening a new one.

Up next:

  • Costa Rica Trip with my best friend Maddie (C'est Madeleine), my yoga teachers (Kara and Bryan at Center for Yoga Ann Arbor) and an amazing squad with Sangha Experience
  • College graduation from the University of Michigan
  • Traveling through Southeastern Asia with my best friend Maren and her sister
  • Writing the story of Oats & Woes: How Oatmeal Saved My Life

Please feel free to reach out if something in this story resonates with you.

Joyfully, 

Sarah