Love, Shelbey: The Future

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Future


Hello to all. This isn't my typical blog post. As a matter of fact, out of the entire year and a half that I have been blogging, I'm not sure if I have ever sat down and just "talked" (virtually) with you all. Sure, I ask for your input on most posts and I let you know my best wishes for your week ahead and etc. - but I've never sat down and just "wrote" my thoughts, unless you count my "What I've learned About Blogging" post.

I guess I have this huge misconception, well, it may not be a "misconception" exactly - that all everyone wants to read about is fashion and beauty. Which, no doubt, is the truth most of the time based on my stats. However, I've noticed lately, especially on my YouTube channel, that my subscribers engage more with me as I open up with my personality while doing a tutorial or review. They even pick out things about me that I don't notice (nothing bad of course) but they are starting to know my personality a little better, which in turn, makes me feel more comfortable.

A year ago I would have never kept a mistake or misuse of a word in a video that I knew would be posted for the public to see. Now, I'm not sure if it's my laziness kicking in or the fact that I know my subscribers accept me for who I am, but I literally keep every unexpected occurrence in my video and give myself one of those "high squeeky" voices to let people know "HEY - I MESSED UP! NOW ALLOW ME TO MAKE FUN OF MYSELF!"

So, I feel as if I should convey the same here on my blog...
I'm a 20 year old student. If you want to get particular, I'm a Pisces and lover of all dogs. I have one more year of studies in Journalism with an emphasis in Digital Media. What do I want to do that that? No clue. All I know is that I love to write and I love to talk to people. Combine that and the beauty/fashion industry? I guess you could say "dream job".

As most of you know I'm a serious makeup junkie. My family is constantly making jokes about how I would never have to buy makeup a day in my life if I stopped at age 20, and to be honest, they're probably right. I have a "Can't Stop - Won't Stop" mind set when it comes to buying makeup, oh yea, that's probably called an addiction, right? Hence why I put it to good use on my blog (my excuse) But seriously, it's what I know most about and it's how I help people.

To be honest, I don't know what I would be doing right now if I didn't have my blog and YouTube channel, other than going to school obviously. I seriously dedicate every day to one or the other, or even both at times. I'll be totally honest, once I started making videos and blogging, they became more important than school. Is that bad to say? No, because I honestly believe those two things will be incorporated into my future some way or another. 

Speaking of the future...
Lately, I have been thinking more about what I want to do and where I want to be after school. I feel like I've always been the type of person who found opportunities while not looking, or at least, they found me. In a strange way, I feel that's God's way of saying "Let it be". That's not to say I won't work hard to reach goals and my dreams, but success is not something I want to sweat. After all, what is success?

The verse I've inserted at the top of this post has been my inspiration lately. I truly believe that being humble and making an ever-lasting impression on people will get you far in life. 

This is me at the most current moment in my life.

Thank you for reading.

Until next time...


  1. Shelbey! Can I just say that I love this post! I mean I really like all your posts because you are always so informative, specially about bareminerals products but I really like this post because it's so much more personal :) and the quote is a great one! I know that no matter what you do in life you'll be successful :)

    1. That you so much for the positive feedback and inspiration, Diana!


  2. This is beautiful, Shelbey! Thank you so much for opening up and sharing a little more about yourself :)
    You are one talented lady and I can't wait to see what the future holds for you! Until then, all the best (and I'm excited to follow along!)

    1. Carley, thank you very much! I'm excited to follow along on your journey as well! I'm so glad to have you as a reader :)


  3. I'm glad you enjoy doing what you do, because you're so good at it :-)