My Very First Post!

I’ll start off by welcoming you to my blog and saying how excited I am to have this platform to share the things I am most passionate about. I hope that everyone who reads my posts will be encouraged and enlightened by what I have to say. In this initial post, I want to lay out for you a little bit of my background and my plans for the content to come.
My name’s Mary, I’m a 21 year-old Christian wife who hopes to encourage women to nourish and strengthen their body, soul, and mind. I currently reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with my hubby/best friend/high school sweetheart, Alastair. We’re both originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, where we met back in the Fall of 2012. We got engaged in March, 2016 and were married on December 29th, 2016. I work as a full-time nanny while my fella goes to school at Calvin College. As we’ve taken on this adventure of being on our own here in Michigan, I’ve had the opportunity to hold onto and grow closer to God. Starting this new and beautiful life with my husband has come with the hardship of homesickness, but there have been so many blessings and so much positivity that has come from that struggle! While I’ve drawn closer to God in this time I have also enjoyed diving deeper into my passion for health and fitness. I truly believe that women have such a unique and beautiful strength that deserves to be cared for and nourished. I’ve named this blog “Strength, Faith, Positivity” because I believe these things reflect what I strive for in order to have a balanced life: a strong body, a deep and profound faith, and a positive mindset. I’ve come to believe that a healthy and balanced lifestyle can be attainable and realistic no matter the craziness you may deal with daily. I hope to share these things with you as I continue to learn and grow, and I hope that you’ll join this journey with me!

The content of this blog will include the following categories:

  •  Health and Wellness
    • Fitness
    • Hormonal Health and Balance
    • Mental Health
  • Beauty
  • Faith
  • Homemaking
    • Cooking, Baking, and Meal Prepping
    • Organization
  • Marriage and Relationships

Look out world, this lil’ lady has a lot to say! 😉 I’m so looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned and discovered on my journey so far, and I’m sure there will be plenty of new lessons and thoughts to share as my journey continues.

Mary Van Maren.

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