MIMM: Finding The Sunshine in the Darkness

by Maria on June 2, 2014

Oh, well Hello there! It’s been a while and before I move on, let me explain the lack of posts. Life has been less than marvelous without the most marvelous woman I’ve ever known, my mom. It’s been about a month now since she’s passed and while I would like to share the story – I’m not ready. I’ve attempted to type it quite a few times but just haven’t gotten there yet. So yes, for someone who recently posted about being completely open and honest, there was something I was hiding – my mom’s battle with cancer. It just wasn’t something I was willing to share but in hindsight, I feel as though I should have. When I share the story, I hope that it provides comfort and support to others in the same position.

For now, I’m doing what I can to find the marvelous in each day. To be honest, it hasn’t been difficult given my support system. My family and friends are simply marvelous.


Last weekend, I had a marvelous brunch at Dolce Cubano with my good friend, Jill. Marvelous prosecco, baby cabbages and grilled swordfish skewers.

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The view at Dolce Cubano this time of year is simply marvelous.

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I have some pretty marvelous neighbors! I spent time with them (and some Spiked Seltzers) by our pool for Memorial Day. I cannot wait for more sunny days lounging at the pool!

A marvelous run! I ran my first ever 10k for the Bennett Cancer Center. I organized team “Tiger Lili” in honor of my mom quite late in the game, but was still overwhelmed by everyone’s support. I had friends and family participate in the 5k walk portion of event and we raised over $2,000! And like the bad blogger I’ve been, I didn’t take any pictures! Can you imagine that? A fitness blogger who didn’t not document a 10k run. Ludicrous.

My new job is simply marvelous! I’m really enjoying the new role and my coworkers! I immediately felt at home, which was such a blessing after my mom’s passing. It’s also another reason for my lack of posting. I’m still trying to find my happy medium between work and my personal life.

It’s all marvelous from here on ┬áin! It’s June and summer is right around the corner… and so is my 30th birthday!

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What is marvelous for you?

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