Meet the Neighbors Episode 12: Sarah- There’s a gravitational pull to Puyallup
Sarah is a music teacher who grew up in Downtown Puyallup and still lives downtown. “It's like, even if you briefly get away everyone always ends up sucked back to Puyallup,” she jokes. “There's a gravitational pull. Nobody ever really gets out.”
Sarah loves playing fiddle and plays at community dances. “I think that community is a deep and central human need. And I am really fortunate to get to be a part of that when we're teaching music and we're doing community dances, when doing storytelling. We're coming together and being human.” Sarah says music is not about doing things perfectly. “Doing things badly together can be a ton of fun. You can make a lot of memories and I think that you really can't replace what happens with other humans with any amount of digital anything. I'm kind of a curmudgeon in that way.”
She also plays guitar and piano, and she’s currently learning the coronet. “Brass is my new adventure and it is so gloriously weird,” she says. “It's mathematical and confusing and beautiful and strange and I love it but I'm not good at it.”
Sarah believes that learning a musical instrument is not really about raw talent. “Your potential for proficiency with something is very well matched with your tolerance for failure. But it's not really the tolerance, it's the ability to just look at that as process. Are you willing to engage in this staring contest with the instrument and keep doing it one more time? And journey forward with it and recognize that that's a process and not really a destination.”
What happens when you meet your neighbors? How can we increase the feeling of connection between members of our community and their neighbors? Over the past few months we here at Windermere Professional Partners have set out to answer those questions. Based on recommendations from our REALTORS® we set out with a camera crew to speak to our neighbors from the heart about what it means to be a neighbor, to live life fully, and to connect with our community.
Sarah was the final shoot for #meettheneighbors253, check out her behind the scenes!