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First Impression

As of a couple of months ago, I finally have my very first painted bedroom.

You might wonder why this is such a big deal for me.

Generally, I’m not allowed to paint my room. I have lived in military housing for almost my whole life and due to the many rules and regulations; we’re not usually allowed to paint. So I went all out and painted my first very own bathroom a bright turquoise color and my bedroom with a chalkboard wall!

I love bright colors, anything with a bow, and whimsical accessories that make life so much more exciting. I’d like to think I’m a spontaneous person, but in reality, I over plan and over think most everything in my life and practically live out of my Lilly Pulitzer planner. This is not exactly ideal when you’re living as a military brat and anything can change with the wink of an eye or the snap of a finger. I’m also a Taurus which helps to explain why I’m an organizational FREAK. Being organized is a vibrant part of who I am and has allowed me to pursue my true passion for leading.

We moved to the hustle and bustle of the Raleigh area about 16 months ago from a Marine Corps base on the sunny beaches of the east coast of North Carolina. Moving to a non-military community the summer before my junior year definitely has been a hard adjustment for me. This was my 6th move and I was not exactly open to leaving all my friends right in the middle of my high school career. Moving to a suburb of Raleigh has been hard and I’m definitely still working on making the adjustment.

Although, it’s been a difficult change it has motivated me even more to chase my dreams and go after exactly what I want. I hope one day to become an event planner for a preppy fashion company! I love planning, organizing, and making everything more sparkly.

I am a true prep and am a sucker for anything scalloped, seersucker, or sequined. I think high heels are the coolest thing and I desperately wish I could walk in them. My ballet flats will have to do for now!

I have a deep passion for traveling and learning about other cultures. The greatest three years of my life (so far) have been spent living overseas in Germany where my dad was stationed. We spent every possible free minute traveling and the adventures we experienced were truly unforgettable. There is so much in the world to be seen and I can’t wait to start exploring.

I believe in the power of pink and the infinite strength of the influence of one to ignite change.

So I’m starting this blog in hopes of documenting all the blissful memories to come and create once in a life time opportunities. I always imagined my first blog post to be some magical piece of writing but in reality it turns out the first post parallels the exact feeling of your first tweet or instagram post.

Equally parts awkward and stressful.

So if you’ve made it this far I applaud you. Give yourself a pat on the back. That was extremely long and I’m surprised I don’t have carpel tunnel by now.

Thank you so much for giving my blog a chance! It means more to me than you will ever know.

Just remember,

Cheers!
Shannon

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