What’s up?! Hi, Ciao, Hola, Bonjour!
I’m Maria, but my friends and family call me Mari, so please do the same.
Welcome to Life by Mari, My life, My rules, My way.
Here’s the thing, we’re all stuck in some type of rut. Whether it’s work, home, friends, relationships, WHATEVER!
It’s up to us to take life by the horns and make a break for it; RIGHT?!
Where do I even start? Well, YOU can start by reading this right here.
In a nutshell:
So here I am eight years later starting a new blog. I haven’t abandoned the other one, not at all. But here you’ll get to see and get to know the real me. I’m brash and I’m rash, sometimes quick to judge – even myself. I’m blunt and sarcastic, and sometimes I’m even funny. I make mistakes, and OMG my food pics suck. No, really they do. I usually end up standing on a chair on full zoom at a slightly 80° angle just to get an “okay” one. But I’m keepin’ it real folks. You may see a few cuss words here and there. I’m holding back a little on that one – I can honestly make a sailor, trucker, and a construction worker blush on a bad day.
I want to re-introduce my passions to you – to my readers – to the world. I have so many and they’re probably the same ones that you have. I love to cook and bake. I love to write – which is what brings me here. I want to write just to write. Just to free my mind. You’re not going to find any frills here, only truths.
I invite you to follow me on my weight-loss and fertility journeys. Blogging advice, PCOS facts and anecdotes, and whatever else I feel like ranting about. I’m pretty sure there will be some reviews here and there, but this is going to be mainly me and you, if you’ll have me.
Life and Passions
You guys, there are days when I’m not passionate about anything — NADA! NIENTE!
But then there are days, weeks, months, and years when I’m in full swing advocating for things like children with special needs, universal healthcare, equal rights for all, immigration, PCOS, infertility, pregnancy loss, and a crapton more.
But I love to travel, the travel bug has hit and it hit hard.
I love discovering amazing local places or places beyond the 50-mile radius.
I love flying, and if you paid for it, I’d fly across the world in a heartbeat! (See what I did there?)
My life is simple but complex. I’m married, so one night stands and affairs are out. I’m committed and loyal.
I’m a caretaker for my mom so traveling is mostly done in 3-5 days. I friggin’ care dammit!
I work in brand development and reputation management so my laptop and tablet are always with me. I’m dedicated.
You’ll see me call home at least 10x while I’m out. I’m a worrier.
You’re probably asking yourself, “If you work, why are you blogging?”
If you had asked me yesterday, I would answer, “It’s none of your doggone business!”
But since I’m writing this today on a Sunday, I’ll answer truthfully:
I’m blogging because I have things to say, a lot of things to say, and my other site is family-friendly. Who does that anymore?! I’m tired of hiding behind guidelines and rules, I want to break the rules, and make my own guidelines. On Life by Mari, you’ll get pure and raw honesty.
So there ya have it. The 411 on Mari.
You can always hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk soon! Ciao Pescao!