(n.) a crave for travel; being homesick for places
you’ve never been
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 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.