My name is Maggie Moller, I married my husband, Dario, in a tiny ceremony in Las Vegas on July 22, 2009. He is my best friend, the love of my life and my crazy equal. It took us more time to decide which era of Elvis we wanted to perform the ceremony, then actually deciding to marry in Vegas in the first place. By the way, we decided on gold lame Elvis at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. The wedding was so tiny we only had 2 attendants, my friend Emily and her now husband, Steven. Our two attendants were also our only guests and our reception was room service at the beautiful Wynn hotel where we stayed.
Dario and I have two amazing babies, our daughter Faith and our son Charlie. Everything positive in my life has been motivated by the three of them. I don't think I would have been motivated to go back to school if I didn't have them behind me, supporting me. I am a Drake University graduate, my major was Journalism with an interest of study in Public Relations.
I used to think my story was embarrassing, but now I see it as a source of pride. I got pregnant with my daughter when I was 17, one month after my high school graduation. I attended community college, but only finished one year before I decided to start working full-time in order to make money for our little family. I started working as a Customer Service Rep at our local cable network provider. I was making alright money in the sales department and didn't think of going back to school until someone said to me, "once you've dropped out of college you never go back." I took those words and used them as motivation for picking up where I left off. I knew nursing school was a quick two year degree, so I decided this would be my best bet at making fast money. After I started in the program I realized it wasn't for me during my hospital clinicals. I realized I couldn't live the rest of my life doing something my heart wasn't in.
I had already picked up a job at our local hospital and through that job befriended many employees in the public relations department. After hearing what they did I decided it was exactly what I wanted to do.
I hate to think that my life could have gone so differently after having my daughter so young. Kind of a cliche dead end. It is so important for me to have my babies know that I didn't have to give up any of my dreams because I had them so young. Nothing has stopped me from reaching my goals. It's just taking my cake a lot longer to bake in the oven, but I know that when it's done it will be the best tasting pastry I will ever have! Do you understand my metaphor there?
I am currently interning in the marketing department of the Des Moines Community Playhouse while I look for a full-time job, so my life is very busy right now, but I love it.
|Me with my husband at an Iowa Cubs baseball game July 2011|
|Me and Dario on our wedding day in our cool glasses Elvis gave us.|
July 22, 2009
|Mommy and Charlie on Mother's Day 2011|
|Mommy and Faith on her first day of school|
|Go Drake Bulldogs!|