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Why did I start writing in the first place? This is a question I’ve asked myself a thousand times. I thought back to that saying ‘doing something you love means you’ll never work a day in your life’ a lot over the last few years, and I decided in the beginning of 2019 that I wanted to ‘quit working’ (didn’t quit my job just stopped allowing it to be my only focus professionally), and started pursuing what I’m passionate about. Creativity, tech, research and writing are all things I’ve enjoyed over the years, and are all key interests to have for successful blog. I’m no where near the goals I have set for myself long-term – but I’m proud of myself for what I’ve accomplished so far and in reality that’s all that matters. 

A couple of years ago I graduated from from Western Kentucky University with a science degree and I really thought I wanted to go to dental school and get my DMD. Then I got wait-listed. At the time it felt like the world was ending.. but after taking some time away from hitting the books etc., I realized I was pushing myself towards something that would’ve made me less of who I really am. And if you’re not reall ypassionate about something, are you putting in the effort? I think that happens a lot as we grow up… we start following what we think is the ‘pragmatic path’, but I’m not really sure that ‘pragmatic’ means what it used to mean 20, 30, 50 years ago? (More on that another time.) With all of that in mind I didn’t re-apply, started working a job that wasn’t going to put me in debt (because going into 250k worth of debt for a degree I might hate seems a little silly??), and a-lot of really amazing things happened: 

I met my now husband-  who is one of the best people I know and truly my best friend. I have other incredibly close friends, sisters + family but there really is nothing like getting to spend every day with someone you’re so in sync with. I met him 4 years ago in January of 2016.. and now we’re buying our first home together, traveling the world, and creating a life we both have always wanted and needed. Life obviously comes with it’s ups and downs – but I wouldn’t trade a day of our life together for anything. Being with Evan has made me more compassionate, more intellectually minded, more spiritual.. and just an all around better person than I was on my own.

I got a giant dog- which again through all of my troubles with Thunder: he has been one of my biggest blessings. Nothing teaches you responsibility like working full time, living alone and getting a 12 week old puppy that will grow to be 100 pounds. (Insert sigh and shake of the head at my tiny old apartment in the Highlands of Louisville that was my first apartment on my own). 

I changed jobs and got my current full time job- which while isn’t a job I ever found myself dreaming of as a little girl- has forced me to grow up in many ways. ( Being on time, not dressing like a slob, time management, professionalism, etc. — all things I truly didn’t have until I had to get an adult job and that I’m still refining on a regular basis.) 

All of these things that happened may seem like the normal pace of life things, but to me they put into perspective who I was and how I am now. I never thought 2, 3, 6 years ago that my life would be where it is or that blogging or starting my own business was something I would’ve been doing + enjoying, but here we are! If you need help turning your passions into a business, don’t hesitate to reach out!  

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Get To Know | SHELBY LAMB

Favorite Travel Spot:   Tres Trapi, Aruba

Can’t Live Without:   Thunder (doggo) and Ev (hubs)!

Must Have Accessory:   Oversized Sunglasses!

Best Advice:   Workout-‘Endorphins make people happy’!

Describe yourself in one Word:  Resourceful

Secret Talent:   Bread Baking!?

You know what I like about you? Everything.

Probably one of the sweetest things ever said to me by one of the sweetest little old men I know.. my papaw said this to me almost every time he saw me. No matter what happened in life- I always felt so special to him and loved. He may not have known the impact that had on me, but to this day I catch myself smiling in remembrance of that little phrase. It’s a reminder that everyone has something beautiful about them and to make others feel special when you can. Simple things can go such a long way and have such a lasting effect. 

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