Sonder is the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
Sonderlust is the realization that you are envious of those random passersby because you assume that they are living better lives than you are.
It is also the name of one of my favorite podcasts, hosted by today's guest, my new best friend Sarah Heath. She's a pastor, a speaker who travels all over the United States, and she wrote a great book called What's Your Story. Sonderlust the Podcast explores the journey Sarah is taking after accepting a challenge from her best guy friend John: A year of figuring out exactly how it is she wants to live her life. John gave Sarah four unique challenges, all of which she explores episode-by-episode.
- You have to love your job.
- You need to go on dates.
- You have to love where you live.
- You must find friends outside of your work circle.
I loved my conversation with Sarah - she's funny, honest, and wise. Take a listen and then go check out her podcast, but it's a serial podcast, so you have to start with episode one.