“Maria, what were you thinking?!” were the words repeating in my head the whole time I’ve been setting up this blog. By the time you’re reading this, it’s actually a very proud moment for me because it has taken me hours (ok, days) to understand how websites work.. and I’ve only touched the surface.
First, let me introduce myself. My name is Maria Patrascu and I am a 21-year-old pro Canadian tennis athlete and digital content creator/influencer on Instagram. I picked up a racquet when I was 5, started competing professionally full time at 17, and turned down university scholarship opportunities to pursue my tennis dream, which was a pretty controversial decision. Along the way (with many ups and downs) I started to share my journey with others and realized I could have a positive effect on those around me. Little did I know that by sharing my world on social media, it would lead me to work opportunities with a few brands by luck, and 60+ collaborations later I now do this on a regular basis!
So why did I make a blog? Out of necessity and passion. I believe it’s necessary to have something that’s “yours” as a digital content creator. You never know when Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, or whatever platform you use will go down or maybe something will happen to your account. It’s really scary to think about! Especially if you make a profit from it and have responsibilities and contracts with brands.
Finally, passion. I love writing and story-telling, and I’m always looking to find ways to convey positive, inspiring messages to others. What better way to do that than with a blog? It’s taken me a while to get to this point out of fear and doubt (and because my first ever blog looked like a Tumblr meme), but I think I’m finally ready to take a leap of faith.
Here’s what you can expect me to post about:
- my collaborations with brands in detail and stuff you would never know from Instagram
- my views and experiences on these topics: health, tennis, travel, fitness, food, self-improvement, and mindfulness
- more photos and more videos (yayyy)
So that’s about it!
Have an amazing day where-ever you are in the world,