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About Shelby

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PRONOUNCED FERN-WEH

(n.) a crave for travel; being homesick for places

you’ve never been

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Hello, I’m Shelby.

Welcome to my little escape on the internet, a place where we don’t have to worry about algorithms, faking it, and worry about Instagram making more changes. What started as a travel blog has slowly morphed into a lifestyle blog that inspires inner wellbeing and going for what you want in life. I am a hopeless romantic and love that effortless style you see in vintage photos, where the person isn’t quite paying attention.

I have been creativing since I was old enough to hold a pen. I would draw all over my school books, walls, arms – anything I could get my pencil on. Shortly after that I discovered writing. I loved creating different worlds in my head and getting them down on paper. Naturally photography followed and since then I have started working as a professional photographer.

My life has been a bit of a mess when it comes to deciding what to do as a career. When I graduated high school I took off to Australia for 6 months and went into a 5 year career limbo where I wasn’t happy with where I was, but I also didn’t know where to go. I failed art class in high school, got denied twice when applying to an art college and then I got denied doing a photography program at university.

Moral of that story, schools aren’t always right and now I have my designs being worn all over New York and Tokyo and have people contacting me everyday for photoshoots. But none of this couldn’t have happened if I didn’t take a leap of fate.

 

After 5 years at an job where I was harassed and left feeling depressed, I finally put my foot down.

I grabbed my boyfriend, said goodbye to my beautiful apartment, left my friends and family and started over in Vancouver, a creative international hub that literally leaves me in awe.

I have work with brands like Tobi, Belif and Voir and now my biggest brand yet – The Body Shop.

I hope that this blog inspires you to fill your life with travel, appreciating the little moments and going for what you want in life, even if no one supports you. What I’ve learned is you have to be your own cheerleader, and it’s going to be hard and scary, but as they say, if it was easy everyone would do it.

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5 Comments

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    Wolf
    April 15, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    I don’t know how I ended up here, maybe the word Fernweh, or the Wolf did it. Would you compare Fernweh with Homesick? In my old language we would call it Heimweh ….. getting sad thinking of old times and places where one was free in heart and spirit ….. Well, Wolf is my name, and at the first moment I thought, someone wrote a note to me. Anyway, I love your spirit which feels like dreaming, especially if I look at your pictures. Being in a different dimension, somehow lost between two worlds, and not knowing where to belong. When the moment comes were one finds him or herself, then the search is over….. Wishing you that whatever you are looking for, will fill your life with happiness. Wolf

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    Antonina Lovyn
    March 29, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    I am so inspired by this post right now. So glad I found your page! I love your content and your creative art! Keep on being awesome!

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    Bunny Ki Diary
    February 28, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I just started looking at your blog and love it! I too am a vegetarian! Seems like we have a lot in common 🙂

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      The Fernweh Wolf
      March 5, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Yay thanks so checking Fernweh out! I’m glad you like it <3 Us veggies need to stick together 😛
      xx

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    Shannon Burns
    August 10, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Hi Shelby,

    How are you?! I loved your site – I thought you might be perfect for an upcoming project. I’m Shannon and I work for Tommy John. Please feel to reach out to me if you’re interested!

    Sweetly,

    Shannon

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