If you’ve never been to MaraMason.com- it’s lovely to meet you. If you’ve been here before- welcome back, I’ve missed you.
I created this online journal/blog while I prepared and competed for the title of Miss Ohio for the Miss America Organization. I love writing and online media more than most things, so I have this website as a little way to create and share with all of you. I also have a little habit of only updating my page every six months. But here we are, you and me. Me and you.
Since I started down this path, I have changed more than I ever thought possible. In good ways, in bad ways, in ways that broke my heart, in ways of inexplicable hope. I have changed in ways that I am incredibly proud of, and I have grown in ways that have made me want to give up on every single last one of my biggest dreams.
But here I am. A different person. And here you are, presumably also a different person than you were a year ago as well. Different than we were 20 minutes ago, than we were yesterday, last spring, and three breaths ago. Better. A little bit of the same. A little tired. A little more coffee. A little more fire. Different. Glowing brighter. Growing warmer.
Welcome to who we are now.