I am Shelby, a 25 years old “traveling” critical care nurse who will soon be leaving the comfort of her West Newton, MA apartment to embark on a grand adventure! On June 29th 2017 I am flying to Paris, France for the beginning of a two month excursion that will end with my completion of the Camino de Santiago, a 500+ mile trek across Spain.
Originally from the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I have spent the last two years doing contracted nursing work around Boston, MA. Travel nursing has opened my eyes to a country and world that are begging to be explored, in the last two years I have not stopped: searching for new mountains to climb, compiling a list of the best lobster rolls in New England (#1: Eventide, Portland ME), or enjoying “unemployment” between contracts by celebrating Christmas in Thailand and backpacking the John Muir Trail in California.
I’ve used my Instagram account, @sisu_shelby, as a sort-of-blog for sometime to promote and share my travels, body positivity, weight loss in the ketogenic lifestyle, hiking/camping excursions and incredible partnership with my boyfriend + our lazy black lab. It’s intimidating to begin this venture into a new medium in which to share my stories, but there doesn’t seem to be a better opportunity than with the momentum I have in preparing for my pilgrimage across Spain! This platform will be used in a very diverse way to acknowledge all of the places I find magic in life, but will focus on my journey overseas for the next two months.
I have a lot to say, am sloppy with words, and take too many iPhone pictures, but don’t let that stop you from following my journey.
Buen Camino! Happy Blogging!