If a quote could reflect my personality:

"The longer I live, the more deeply I learn that love — whether we call it friendship or family or romance — is the work of mirroring and magnifying each other's light." - James Baldwin

Formalities aside

Let's be real- personal websites can sometimes feel so robotic!  There's a time and place for formalities. Here on this page, I want to take a different approach to letting you know who I am. Human to human. As someone who has navigated through dark seasons, the quote above is a direct reflection of my soul. I used to fixate on being relevant, which led to me losing sight of my own light.  I don't want to feel disconnected and out of touch, so here's who I am...

I'm Shelby 

The creative kid turned adult, always dreaming and scheming up plans in a notebook. I'm fueled by creativity and driven by  intention. My soul thrives on big ideas and speaking in front of crowds. Yet, I also love intimate gatherings with deep conversations. A mellow friend you can laugh with until crying, who will also comfort you when heavy tears flow. My heart is both my greatest strength and weakness. I wear it on my sleeve and generate warmth for others to do the same around me. I have no idea what my lifetime holds, but I aim to make people feel accepted and seen. To my core, I just want to be a mirror for others to see how wonderful they are. (Even if I forget to remind myself sometimes). I'm a multifaceted person comprised of endless adjectives and stories.

All uniquely shaped to create me: Shelby. :)

Fun Facts

Lives in

San Diego, CA



now playing


Guilty pleasure


take my money

TJ Maxx/ Home Goods

fun talent

A dancer for life

Fave Candy

Nerds Clusters

favorite place

Tulum (So far!)

fave activity

Beach Days

Moving Foward

There is room here for you. The "you" beyond your accomplishments and merits. The "you" who has a cascade of different interests. The "you" who you exist as now, and the version you aspire to be. I will always be here to mirror and magnify your light. 

At the end of the day

I always searched for others to give me the answers, but I didn't gain clarity until I really listened to myself. So, let me be clear: I don't want to tell you how to live your life. I want to creatively tell stories and capture others' stories to help you discover the answers for yourself. Because the answer will always lie in your own intuition. My mission is to simply be an avenue to help people discover what is essential to their own version of happiness and find power in living it. Don't be a stranger! Want to reach out for coffee? Want to ask about collaborating on a project? Want to just send a note of encouragement? JUST DO IT!

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