hey, I'm Mary Ann

I'm a lifestyle coach and creative who believes you've gotta build your dreams from the inside out

My story really began the moment I finally said Yes. 

Truth be told, I always begin the day with a glass of water, a cup of coffee, and a journal. Recently I spent almost an hour looking for an ugly Christmas sweater to wear to school in order to be "that" teacher who dresses appropriately for the season. 

To my surprise, I found 24 journals tucked away, nicely I might add, in a box near the paint cans. Out of curiosity, I opened one up and dove right in. The particular journal I randomly dug from its resting place was dated to my early 20s. Whether I want to convey my actual age or not on here, I was definitely a much younger and unworldly individual.

Better an oops than a what if... 

Needless to say, I abandoned the mission to find the ugly Christmas sweater (RIP, oh knitted one), poured myself a glass of wine, and read all 24 journals. Some of the things written were absolute rubbish. 


Then I hit this really Pivotal moment where i ask it's today or never!

Who writes nearly 70 pages on a crush who ended up joining the seminary! (Update, he's a great priest now!) I have the liberty to highly criticize these journals for I am the rightful owner, and can say any insult to my demise.

That was the exact moment it all changed for me. When I started owning my own story...

Now I'm sure you're wondering if I read the books in order- OF COURSE I DID! How else would you read your own journals. These journals began in high school, and it was a bit nostalgic visiting the younger me. More importantly though, I ended up reading, remembering, and discovering that I have grown. 

And now i'm going to help you own yours.

Life experiences, big and small, have molded me to the woman who is currently writing this blog now. The only difference is that those 24 journals will remain in their resting place in the garage, and this time I take you along with me on this journey of life!

Mary Ann

Always something to smile about!

ESPRESSO

can't live without

Seinfeld

favorite show

Photography

CURRENT HOBBY

SKINCARE

PASSIONATE ABOUT

GOOP

CELEBRITY OBSESSION

all about
not about

I'm ALL ABOUT

Straight talk,
strong drinks,
short emails, 
helping you find
your superpower

I'M NOT ABOUT

Comparison,
bandaid fixes,
bullsh*t,
the word "moist",
that hustle game

stencil tile floors

01. favorite DIY Project

extra limes & mint

A. Scotch, neat
b. Old Fashion
c. Mojito
d. Gin & Tonic

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02. Guilty Pleasures

pasta carbonara

03. My last meal on earth

04. My signature drink

Kate Middelton & Michelle obama

05. IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON DEAD OR ALIVE, IT WOULD BE:

Classy!

A. Jeans & tee
b. Yoga Pants & a tank
c. Dress with flats 
d. Anything from Boden

06. My go-to outfit of choice:

07. The way I take my coffee

double espresso latte

A. Phantom of the Opera
b. Westside Story
c. Hamilton
d. Chicago

08. Favorite Broadway Show

He had it comin'

09. Favorite Podcast

momma's laughter and kindness
 

10. What personality traits do you share with your relatives

fresh flowers in the house

O being

and Grandma's sense of style

and sense of humor!

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