To get to know our new faculty and staff a little better, we asked them to answer a few questions from the Proust Questionnaire — the famous set of questions that Vanity Fair asks celebrities on its back page. Today, we learn a little more about Upper School Counselor/College Counselor Sarah Miller, who earned both her bachelor’s degree and her M.Ed., Psychology, from Springfield College.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I believe perfect happiness is on the other side of unconditional self-love and acceptance.
When and where were you happiest?
I am happiest when hiking in the woods of Maine or swimming in the cenotes of Tulum. I try to get outside as often as possible. There is something uniquely reviving about being surrounded by nature.
Where would you most like to live?
I dream of living in the tiniest of bungalows. I don't really care where the bungalow is — Savin Hill OTB would be nice, or tucked away on a mountain side. As long as it’s filled with custom built-ins overflowing with good books and there is plenty of natural light flooding in, I'd be content.
Who are your favorite writers?
Being a counselor, I tend to shop the psychology/self-help section of a bookstore. Anything by Brené Brown or Glennon Doyle gets me fired up to do good and necessary work. But, I could read don Miguel Ruiz everyday. There is something truly special about Toltec wisdom. If you haven't read The Four Agreements yet, I highly recommend you do!
What is your motto?
Be as you are.