What Kind of Sexy Am I?

Do I think I’m sexy? Have I ever oozed sex appeal? At what point did I begin to really strut my stuff?  It’s funny how so many of us women will look at each other and immediately jump to conclusions. Oh, I don’t like her. Oh, she’s definitely drama. Oh, she thinks she’s hot shit….

On Becoming Maria, The Blog is Two Years Old!

For a moment there I was worried. I wondered if the blog was falling into a pattern of frequent milestone postings. I looked at the essay below and I wondered. And then I said, so fuckin what? Cut it out, Maria. Cuz this is what you do, pouring your guts out on the page and…

A post before The Post

Oh my god, finally!! Hello, friend! Happy New Year! I hope 2019 has been as good to you so far as it has been to me. What does that even mean, right? Because it’s all relative, isn’t it? My “good to me” might be dismal sounding drudgery to you, while your “good to me” might…

Yo! Start Telling Your Stories … Like Right Now

I’m not saying everyone needs to be blogging …. not necessarily. Not exactly.  But! What I know for sure— after being on this love journey of mine for the last eight months, after ninety-nine published blog posts here at OBM, after getting to know myself more deeply— is, everyone has stories to tell. And whether…