Welcome to Margie’s Mountain View! I’m so glad you’re here.
About the blog:
In October of 2016, Margie’s Mountain View was just a glimmer in my eye. I remember the time-frame distinctly; it was right after I was thrown from a horse and suffered a fractured pelvis.
I spent most of October, November and December of 2016 on my butt. With extra time on my hands, I quickly noticed that houses were selling well in our neighborhood. Fast and often well over asking price.
Living as we did at 9800’ altitude, you have to sell when you see the chance. By December we had a listing agent and by February of 2017, our home of 20 years was sold for $18k over asking price on the first weekend it was listed.
Our new home was only 11 miles away but we couldn’t move in right away. We bounced around until June 2, 2017 when we finally moved into our new home. Margie's Mountain View was intended to provide a window into the beautiful mountain town in which we lived - in Evergreen, Colorado.
But the universe had another plan.
By the time I finally sent out my first newsletter, we had up and moved to Sarasota, Florida from our new home in Evergreen, Colorado, only 16 months later. In the interim, we started a successful Airbnb and I launched the blog. And we moved and moved and moved again.
What’s the point of it all?
I intend to document my journey from getting knocked down hard and feeling like life wasn't worth living anymore to where I am now with two successful businesses, a marriage and a life that I am incredibly grateful for.
I am deeply aware that I was given a second chance and I hope to help anyone who may be struggling with anxiety and depression. It’s genetic, there’s severe depression on my mother’s side and my father was bipolar.
Somehow I was able to navigate my way through the American mental health system and get the help I needed. These days, I survive on a mixture of prescription drugs and things like yoga and meditation, which help me manage my anxiety better.
My hope is that you leave this site with either a newly learned skill, an idea, or a feeling of confidence or encouragement.
What you’ll find here:
This blog covers a lot of topics relating to living your best life with anxiety and depression, but these are the subjects you’ll find me writing about most frequently:
o Health & Wellness
o Living Large for a Lot Less
o Happy Marriage
I’m originally from Connecticut but I moved to Boulder, Colorado when I was 18. Dave and I have been married for close to 15 years, and we’re the proud grandparents of Kailani, who is the daughter of Dave's son, Chris from a previous marriage. My fur babies are Wilbur, a 12 year old black pug, and Winnie, who is still a puppy at the time of this writing.
I did the whole big career thing, I was in healthcare sales and marketing for 35 years. I had some pretty damned fun jobs too, by the time I was 26 years old I was a drug rep and I used to sell cosmetic skincare to Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons.
I worked for some of the world's top providers in helping couples have the families that they desire so much, infertility medicine. It was rewarding, the science was fascinating and I got a fast lesson in healthcare PR. The ethical dilemmas that these providers face regularly (a woman wants to conceive via artificial insemination, with her recently deceased husband's sperm), provide PR stories that have a hook to interest the media.
I also worked in the movie theater industry about the time Harvey Weinstein was just getting big. The first ShoWest I went to they were introducing the up and coming actresses - Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz.
I loved it - until I no longer did.
After a series of soul-sucking jobs, I knew something had to change. If I was ever going to enjoy my life, I had to get out of corporate America and do something on my own. I was overwhelmed and exhausted.
My #1 goal with this blog is to help people feel empowered to change their lives for the better. I love hearing from readers, so feel free to contact me at any time to let me know your thoughts, to share any tips of your own, or to let me know what parts of your life you’d like to work on.