During her time at Michigan, Sarah Wood founded “Oats and Woes,” an oatmeal pop-up cafe that transformed into a popular personal blog and Instagram about finding joy through her struggle with mental health. In her healing process, Sarah uncovered that her purpose in life is to be a “joy soldier,” and redefined her personal metric of success to be that of joy creation, instead of job completion. Her journey focused on joy led her to meaningful experiences, such as teaching yoga, running in the NYC Marathon, and participating in a 10-day silent meditation retreat in Thailand. She currently shares her lessons learned through mentorship and leading workshops on well-being.