Hello Blog World!
My name is Maran! I am a recently married 27 year old living in Charlotte, NC. I have started this blog as a way to help myself and in turn help others along the way. Let's start at the very beginning:
On April 1, 2010 my yorkie Presley was killed by another dog right in front of my eyes. This was the worst day of my life. I do not have children and the love I had for this animal was like she was my own.
My world stopped on that day. I remember thinking "I do not think I can breathe anymore". With the help of family, friends, strangers, time and happy pills my life began again. It had to as I was less than two months away from our wedding!
The wedding planning was in full force but I was still mourning the loss of Presley. I stopped eating, stopped working out and just in general stopped taking care of myself. It was then someone told me the best way to help get over the loss of a pet was to get a new pet. We already had our dog Hurley but it wasn't the same. His little side kick was missing and there was a huge piece missing in all of our lives. That is when I was sent my angel, Lil Bit.
I found Lil Bit by chance and as soon as we met her I knew we had to have her. This happened two weeks before our wedding. One week before we were leaving to spend a week down in Charleston relaxing before the big day. What was I thinking?! I thought my parents were going to kill me! Between potty training and puppy chasing and final wedding planning I had no time to cook meals or work out. Our wallet was getting thinner as we paid for new toy and vet visits on top of the final wedding items we were responsible for.
On May 30, 2010 I married my best friend, Joe. Our wedding was nothing short of amazing and I can honestly say this was the best day of my life.
Even the puppy was there to celebrate...
So here I am. A happily married woman. But life these days isn't all sunshine and roses. Life is busy with our jobs and with the puppy. We get little sleep and by the end of the day we are exhausted. At an annual doctor's visit they discovered I have high blood pressure. ME? The 27 year old, used to be healthy eater?? This was the moment I realized that things have gone too far. I am tired of making excuses for why I am eating frozen meals..again. Why I can't find the time to work out even when I get home from work by 6pm. Why my bank account cannot seem to stay in the "comfort zone". And finally why I am working at a job that makes me cry and does not fulfill me.
So this my friends is why I have created this blog. I want to hold myself accountable for turning my life around. I hope along the way I can help someone else who may be going through the same thing.
And so begins my journey....