I'm 20 years old, and I recently embarked on the journey known as life. I moved away from home for the first time, to Oslo, the capital of Norway. I'm now living with my boyfriend of four years next November, while studying Economy and Marketing at the University College in Oslo. During my time as a big city student I'll be sharing recipes from my very own kitchen, any and all attempts at decorating my first home along with my photography!

I was born in Kansas, USA with a Norwegian dad and American mom. I grew up in Norway, and in this time I've always lived in small places where everybody knows everything about everyone. 
After 12 years of living on an island, with the same people I'd grown up with all my life, my family picked up and left the west-coast of Norway. We then moved to a new tiny island on Norway's biggest lake. Here I met the love of my life whom I now live with and who shares my passion for food. *Dances the happy-dance* 

Since then, life has had it's ups and downs. Deciding what to do with your life and where you want to go is hard. After a year at the University in Oslo, I started to realize what I wanted to do with my life. Marketing. Why? I might make a post about that.. So I applied for a study called Economics and Business administration after seeing on LinkedIn that most businesses wanted marketers with that type of education. So far; so good! 

I've grown up with the best cook in the world, my mom. So I've learned from the best. My challenge now will be to see if I can cook half as good as her.. and I think I'm doing pretty good. It helps to also have a man who LOVES good quality food. For the past 3 years I've been working at Lindex, a Swedish clothing store that has had a tremendous international growth lately. I absolutely love my job, it's not just a paycheck for me. Working at something, trying to make it better and more attractive and then working with customers to see if I can sell it to them. (Hint hint; that's why marketing might be right up my alley). To find just what someone needs, and then to see them leave the store smiling and happy - it just makes my day.

For those curious, my mother has always (since I can remember) called me Sarah Beara or just Beara. It has no big meaning, no funny story; it's just a nickname that stuck. So why not embrace it? The Beara Necessities is my twist to the Bare Necessities (jungle book), so in other words the simpleness of my life - right here on this blog.

So here I go, hello world!