My name is Marina and I am 30 years old. The name of my website is just a silly way of spelling my initials (MGL). I was born in Almaty (Kazakhstan), a large city surrounded by beautiful mountains, to a Russian mother and a Volga German father. When I was 8 years old, my family and I moved to Germany and over night, my life changed completely. Everything I knew was suddenly gone and I ended up developing social anxiety, an eating disorder and low self-esteem, which stayed with me for decades.
My life presented me with a lot of challenges, but I also found my soulmate in my early twenties. I am blessed to say that I am married to my soulmate and best friend. We live on the Danish country side, with a little black cat and many plant friends.
I recently went through therapy and managed to overcome my toxic relationship with food. At the same time, I finally underwent an orthodontic treatment involving double jaw surgery to fix an underbite which bothered me since I was a teenager. I am on a journey towards becoming my best self – full of confidence and self-love, with zero shame for taking up space in the world.
I decided to start my blog to document my journey and hopefully, help readers who happen to be going through the same struggles as me.