The Girl Behind the Blog

Hi! Welcome to Be the Sunshinee! My name is Marisa + I’m just an average 22-year-old gal trying to make my way through this crazy life.


I currently reside in Texas with my bestie boyfriend, Andrew, and our sweet babygirl Bella Bear (and by babygirl I mean our adorable pup). I work full-time as an x-ray tech in the Air Force and I run this positivity + lifestyle blog on the side! Andrew works full-time as an AM at the famous shoe store Champs and runs his own travel + adventure blog on his site called!

I am utterly passionate about practicing positivity and daily gratitude + how these two things give you the ability to live your happiest life.

After spending most of my teen years in a constant state of unknown unhappiness– always feeling lost and unworthy–  I decided one day that enough was enough and that was the day my life changed forever.

If you want to read my full story in detail click HERE.   

My goal with this blog is to create a community of encouraging + empowering individuals who are inspired to inspire others. 

My blog posts and Instagram captions/stories are a true reflection of who I am. I believe in keeping it real, raw, relatable, and authentic. (Tell me you’ve never heard that before!) But forreal.

Although I preach about happiness + positivity I know that the world is not perfect. I know that I am not perfect. And I never claim to be. But I also believe that while everyday may not be good, there is something good in everyday. And THAT’S where the happiness lives. That’s where you find the silver lining. And that is a beautiful thing.

A few fun things about me are that I grew up as a military brat and have been moving my entire life! I’ve lived in three different countries + 7 different states. I LOVEEE to travel and am fascinated that there are places on this Earth that I don’t even know exist.


I am completely obsessed with the sky, sunflowers, Christmas, Criminal Minds, and carbs. Bread + pasta is my shit.

Speaking of shit, I have a sailors mouth. Everybody blames it on the military but I blame it on my dad! I do cuss in my writing and I’m sorry if that offends you (except honestly, not really). So this is your fair warning!

I never want to give off the impression that I have it all together because that is the furthest thing from the truth! I am just going with the flow and figuring it out along the way.

I have finally figured out a way to turn my passions into profit (not through this blog, but a career path I’ll be going to school for here soon)! And that has ignited a burning flame in my soul. I hope I never lose that fire.

This is a site where you’ll find posts about my everyday life, things I’ve learned, things I’ve experienced, and everything in between.

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-Spread kindness, love, & gratitude like wildfire.
























-Spread kindness, love & gratitude like wildfire.