Accepting the Love we Think we Deserve

If you had told fourteen year old Maren that in ten years she would be engaged, sharing a home and adopting a dog with her fiance, she would have straight up told you to f*ck off. The idea of letting someone that intimately into my life was quite literally laughable. I envied girls in high…

For All the Anxious People

I feel like my brain never shuts off.  It’s constantly whirling, thinking, planning, worrying, overthinking, and quite honestly its draining.  I try to think back on a time when I didn’t have anxiety, and I honestly can’t remember my life without my overthinking. Things that people don’t give a second thought about, I think about…

Balancing Your Inner Entrepreneur

In seventh grade I gave a presentation about being a neonatologist. I loved the idea of working with babies, helping to save lives. So I found a white coat, borrowed a stethoscope from lord knows where and snagged a baby doll from my basement for the perfect prop. I loved dressing up and teaching my…