Hey guys! Bruna here. As I've mentioned, my time away produced a lot of ideas and also helped me figure out where I want this blog to go. While I love sharing my personal experiences with you, I realize that it can sometimes be a little emotionally overwhelming. Not only that, but I can only really speak about what I know or have gone through, and although in my mind that seems like everything (LOL), I know that's not the case, and that's limiting. I really want you to be able to come to The Problem With Dating and relate to a variety of topics and stories.
With all that said, The Problem with Dating isn't just about Bruna anymore. I've added on some extremely creative and talented writers who are also in this dating debacle, and can speak on different issues that I could never touch on.
So, this week, I'll be rolling out some introductions of the new additional voices you'll be hearing from on The Problem With Dating, so you can get an idea on who they are and why they'll be adding something special to the website.
Without further adieu, here is Marina Moreno...
Before we embark on this journey together, I figured it would be pretty proper to give you an introduction to who I am and just why I’m here.
My name is Marina Moreno, I’m a writer and producer out of Sylmar, Calif., but before anything in this world, I’m a mother. Yes, you heard right–I’m a single mother maneuvering my way through the crazy music industry while still balancing being a full time cool-mom to an almost 7-year old little man. Oh, and I also deal with the problems with dating (sigh).
When I was first asked to jump on board with The Problem with Dating, I chuckled to myself and thought, “This is going to be interesting.”
Not because I date a ton and have a handful of promiscuous stories, but because I know that it’s going to come as a shocker to most that, yes, moms are allowed to date, too. As a former “teen mom," I gave up dating quite early (as soon as my son's dad and I split) and devoted myself to raising my son and bettering myself as a woman, so I could be all he needs and more.
I guess you can say his father was my "high school sweetheart," but you can never say he broke my heart. To an outsider looking in, it may seem as though I lost the best years of my life–but I didn’t. In reality, they truly began after I became a mother.
My life had this new type of purpose and fulfillment. My life had this new type of purpose and fulfillment. I knew true love and over the years, have developed a love for myself strong enough to know what I will and won’t stand for which probably also contributes to why I’ve been single for as long as I have. What is soon to be seven years solo, I decided to slowly chip the wall down and open up to the dating world a little more than I have in the past. Along with doing so, one can only imagine the challenges and awkward situations I’ve already had to deal with.
To all my single moms dipping back in the dating game, I AM WITH YOU. Right here with you. I got us.
I look forward to opening up about what it’s like to balance motherhood, work, and a love life. I’ll be tapping in to what it’s like to deal with the guys who just wanna “F a MILF," hearing the infamous phrase “you’re cool, but you have a kid," when it's the right time to introduce someone to your child, HOW you introduce someone to your child, dealing with the criticism of society assuming you shouldn’t go out, never having my heart broken by my “first love," and how to still be a “normal” 20-something-year-old in the world.
So put the little one to bed, take your bra off, put your hair in a bun, grab some wine (or a beer if you’re me), and let’s get to talking!
Follow Marina on Twitter and Instagram: @morenoxmarina
Mother and writer doing everything she can in one lifetime. You are appreciated.