Hi, I’m Maria – I am growing roots in the Door County Peninsula, helping others do the same, and meeting great people along the way.
I am an authentic, down-to-earth law graduate turned real estate agent, wife to a sailor, mother of a creative six year old daughter (and three majestic cats), tree lover, artist and poet. I have a passion for garden gates, art, history, and mindfulness.
Here on the blog you will find my journal, poems, and real estate musings. Writing is a joy for me – I hope it shows. I am glad you are here.
Here is a little bit of my story…
I grew up in the metropolitan region of Curitiba, in the State of Paraná, Brazil, and loved every minute of it. My family is fun, kind, and we spent a lot of time together. I feel so grateful for all the wonderful memories and their support, and I know that I am a strong person because of how I was raised. I have deep roots with my family and friends back home, but now I live in a beautiful land, far, far away – and I am growing strong roots of my own.
I graduated Law School in Brazil in 2006, but soon after moved across the world with a few of my belongings, and a heart full of hope and enthusiasm. Why? During my fourth year of Law I decided to take a break and experience life differently. I ended up in the beautiful Door County Peninsula, Wisconsin, arriving during a snowstorm, to work at the Piggly Wiggly in Sister Bay. Needless to say, I fell in love. I fell in love with the way life feels here, with the community, with the creative vibe, with the change of the seasons, with the Great Lakes, and with a very handsome local… So I returned home to graduate college, and started planning my comeback. After a semester studying Economics at UWGB, I made the final move to the Door County Peninsula, where a new adventure started. I married that handsome local (11 years and counting), we have an amazing six year old daughter, and a home full of life.
So here I am, fifteen years later.
And I am still in love with this place.