Hi, I'm Amie Mariana
A Canadian-Guatemalan, spontaneous idealist, explorer like Dora, and dreamer + creative. I'm also a first-time mama bear to my son, Orson Wilder. I like to describe myself as a perfectly imperfect mama, wife, and woman embracing 30 years of life, while curating a lifestyle & livelihood that push me to thrive. I'm constantly reminding myself to toss aside the facade of perfection and live as messy, raw, and real as possible.
I love all & serve all (Jesus is my homeboy and Mother Teresa is my homegirl), but I'm not a big fan of organized religion, routine, being neat, cleaning, grammar, or writing in capital letters. I also know that each can serve a purpose from time to time. I have a much longer list of "likes" or "loves" in life and can't wait to share them with you post by post.
Career + credentials
My professional past has been a mish-mash of start ups + social enterprises, fair-trade fashion, non-profits, NGO's, social services, donor relations, and a whole lotta' writing (professionally & for fun). I hold bachelors degrees in Global Studies & Sociology with a minor in Community Psychology (that's a mouthful), and I'm happy to say that I have used all of them along the way.
You can currently find me sharing my time + resources with those seeking whole-life wellness and freedom (time freedom + financial freedom) here. I actually quit my 9-5 job back in May of 2017 to blog + live well + help moms full time from the comfort of my home or while on-the-go (read more about this here).
my blog focus
This blog serves as a peek into my everyday life as a mompreneur living by the wanderlust of life. Most of my posts are written by me but my wonderful husband & life partner Matt may contribute along the way.
Here you'll find everything that encapsulates our life from our parenting wins & fails, to lifestyle posts + reviews, date nights, DIY's and exploring our local surroundings. I throw in the odd peek into my creative process and latest documenting outlets.
I also get messy, raw, and real while sharing my personal adoption story, battle with PCOS, depression & anxiety, and other daily obstacles.
I hope to you bring you usable and inspiring content, the odd laugh or chuckle, and maybe the occasional cry. My primary goal is to educate you, uplift you, and challenge you (along with myself) to simply live well.
Thanks for reading! I love sharing my local musings, and everyday snapshots + highlights of life from the back of my mind and the front of my camera lens. Let's live well and do good together!
xo, Amie Mariana