Derived from a passion. Live Lively began as a dream and desire for more: more time, more wellbeing, more productivity, and more creativity through the sharing and collaboration of ideas.
Meet Sarah Gurnsey - Founder of live lively
Ever since a young age, I knew I needed a place to share my creativity and my journey to living life well. When I was 13, I fell in love with designing and creating planners. I made an overly elaborate planner out of a small binder and printer card pages which I individual cut out and hole-punched each Sunday for the week ahead. From then, I knew I'd want to continue this passion for planning, organising and lifestyle design further.
In 2018, the Live Lively blog was born. I specifically remember the day I discussed the name of this blog with my parents. "Live a life that's lively," I said. "That's what it will be about!" Over the next two years, I shared weekly blog posts of delicious GF/DF recipes and relatable blog posts to help you transform your life.
Outside of the blog, I'm currently in my final year of studying a Bachelor of Management Studies at University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Health and wellbeing has always been of great importance to me. However, in recent years I've battled with some chronic illnesses which have made me increasingly aware of looking after my body.
In 2013, I received a bad concussion during a hockey game. Ever since, I've struggled with continuous 24/7 headaches and frequent migraines which has left me spending the last 7 years trialing medications and speaking to neurologists about how to reduce my chronic pain. In 2018 I was diagnosed with endometriosis. I had my first surgery that year and have since been trying to manage my symptoms by modifying my diet and lifestyle.
In July of 2020, I decided to take the leap and launch my first physical products - bringing the core values of Live Lively to life in paper form.
Our collection of planning notepads are specifically designed to inspire you to make the most out of everyday, to be intentional with how you spend your precious time, and to encourage you to be continually looking for new ways to improve and make progress on your goals.
Since, we've collaborated with inspiring women from all over the world and continue to connect with amazing customers and share our love of stationery and living life to the fullest.
Thank you for your support and love of Live Lively - it's because of you that my dreams have come true!