Must Be Mo

Willy Wonka Girl of Pure Imagination

I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
— Augusten Burroughs

About Mo

Hi! I’m Mo. I was born and raised in Honolulu, HI and am an island girl at heart. I left home in 2009 and moved to Tucson, AZ. I’ve been a desert dweller ever since.

I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014 with a B.A. in Journalism and currently work in the world of Marketing.

On my free time, I enjoy board games, Nintendo games, and love going to conventions of all kinds (I have 14 various conventions under my belt and am always trying to find a way to my next one!). I love binge-watching T.V. on my couch with my husband and Shiba Inu and have made it a hobby of mine to take as many polaroids and film photos as I can.

I am a sober Ravenclaw, a drunk Hufflepuff, a Sagittarius, “a beautiful explosion of limbs” (according to a dance teacher I had in college) and, to quote one of my most favorite descriptions someone has ever given me, “a Willy Wonka girl of pure imagination.”

About this website

Do you rememberer Xanga and Live Journal?

Must Be Mo is not an influencer’s blog. You will not find click-bait-y posts here where 5 different photos of me pretending to be candid as the main focus of my posts. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. I’ve moved passed it and found what I truly find important in life: making REAL memories.

I spent so long curating content, taking millions of photos, documenting everything…but I looked behind me towards my past and realized I wasn’t documenting much of anything. Sure I had photos of my favorite meals and outfits…but where were the photos of me and my husband? Where were the real moments with my friends? That’s when I decided my online life needed to change.

This is my diary of sorts. The timeline of my life and my thoughts. My “captain’s log” so to speak.

Must Be Mo is my search of what it means to live authentically versus to #liveauthentic. There’s a difference and it’s not enough for me to know it, I want to feel it.