Thanks for stopping by my brand new blog!
So, right now, you might be asking yourself “who is this girl” or “what is she all about”, right? Well, let me tell you a little bit about me. I’m Martine, a hardworking, pizza loving, twenty-something from Long Island, New York. When I’m not working the grueling world of retail management, I’m usually hanging out with my rescue pup, Cali, trying out some new local cuisine, and, let’s face it, catching up on some zzz’s. As far as what I’m “all about”…that’s something I’m not entirely sure of, and, honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever be sure of. What I am sure of is why I’m starting this blog.
Like most people, life hasn’t always been the easiest for me. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and OCD when I was around ten and I’ve spent a lot of the time since then trying to navigate through my world. Life always felt like a giant obstacle course I was trying to maneuver and I couldn’t understand why I had to suffer so much. I longed for the day when I would finally have some clarity and relief. It took me years (and I mean a lot of them) to realize that NO ONE has it all together, no matter what they tell you or what face they put on, and that’s okay. I know this is gonna sound super cliché but I truly believe you can learn more from the mistakes you make and from the experiences you have than you can ever learn from a book, at least not the ones you read in school. I’ve always liked to write and, as an adult, it has become a cathartic form of therapy for me. It’s taught me that it’s actually not the end of the world and that self love is the best love. For me, blogging has provided me the opportunity to both do what I love and tell my story of perseverance.
My plan for this blog is for you to be a part of my life…the exhilarating, memorable moments and, sometimes, the more challenging ones.
I hope that you follow me on this journey! I don’t know exactly where we’re going, but isn’t that half the fun of it?