Hello world! You know… as they say in every first WordPress post in the history of the internet. This blog is not my first rodeo. However, it is the first time I’m starting to blog about something I’m extremely passionate about- relationships.
A few years back, I started a blog with my friend. After she left the blogosphere, for personal reasons, I carried it on as a solo fashion and food blogger. I transformed into Enjoy Life, Eat Cake 🍰 (that blog is still up, by the way, if you ever want to venture into the past life of Shanelle). Though I loved sharing my two-cents on delicious meals, the latest trends, or what went on that day… something was missing! It always felt like I wasn’t able to be uncensored enough, raw enough, or real enough. Not because I was afraid… but the community I created was just not the place for that! Then- cue what killed my past-time hobby… SCHOOL.
Not only was I just losing steam for sharing thoughts on what shoes to buy that week, I entered back into the education system to finish off my degree. I intended to go back for Marketing, but along the ride I took a summer course in Social Psychology; and that was that- I was HOOKED on interpersonal relationships. Not only was it something I’ve been fascinated by my entire life, but it was something I’ve always been the ‘go-to’ gal for when it came to love advice 💕. Though I could never cultivate a healthy relationship of my own (until now, but more on that in a different post), I seemed to always be able to conjure up the perfect advice for my girlfriends. Kind of like Alice in wonderland… Thus, I switched over my degree to a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and set my heart on my calling… to be a Marriage and Relationship Counsellor/Coach!
I give myself very good advice. But I very seldom follow it…”
You see, besides now dedicating my education to being a relationship expert with intentions to pursue a Master degree… my teenage to young adult life has been full of crazy experiences from all different kinds of relationships. We have the toxic, I basically dated the Joker, kind of relationship 😶. We have the hot and cold, don’t know whether we’re coming or going, kind of relationship. We have the I really want to date you, but I can’t have sex with you “So, see ya!”, kind of relationship. Okay you get the picture! But finally- I also have and am currently experiencing the, I’ll love you forever… no matter what we face, kind of relationship 😍. So, it’s safe to say I’ve had real life experience in a variety of dating scenarios that makes me feel somewhat qualified to speak on the topic. However, do remember… any advice I give cannot be considered “professional” until I check that degree off my list. So please- take some, leave some, and only apply to your life what you feel will work best for you.
So, before this blog post enters the “way too long” zone… I’m going to summarize with you what you can expect from me from here on out:
- Blogs, videos, and future podcasts for all your love problems and relationship needs
- Occasional life advice and real talk stories whenever I’m feeling extra saucy
- An inside peak into my relationship, life and lifestyle faves
I’m so looking forward to this journey with you; as I know we will probably laugh, cry, and get sassy together. Remember, you are made for love!