Sara responded to my email invitation with alacrity (we’re talking within minutes), something which I immediately attributed to her lawyerly habits. I was particularly excited for our chat, as I wondered how much of these habits still stay with her in her “second life” in creative entrepreneurship as the founder of Journ.
We chat about creating Journ as a passion project, holding on to law for too long, and being a “creative at heart”.
And also unlearning habits like structuring your time rigidly (lawyers typically keep time in 6-minute blocks) and obsessing over Oxford commas (a famously controversial topic).
We share a few lighthearted moments about her failed attempts at pranking her husband and having a CTO (chief toddler officer) who does make-believe Journ product tutorials.
I also learned a few fun facts about Sara. For example, she just learnt how to ride a bike during the pandemic. By her own admission, she’s a clumsy person—she has flipped them off a jet ski and almost flipped a snowmobile—and Mir, her husband, was especially skeptical about teaching her. But just as she allowed herself the space to be creative in her new role by letting go, she allowed herself to not think about anything and just do it.
Listen to Sara's episode on our Podcast here.
Pics below courtesy of Sara's Instagram