2022 HCPP, BLOG

SUCCESS! 2nd Annual Homeless Care Package Project

Just over 3 months since I initially announced our 2nd Annual Project, and just over a month after I posted our halfway update, I am back with our final wrap up! If you don't know what the HCPP is, it is an annual project that I started in 2021. I fundraise money via social media… Continue reading SUCCESS! 2nd Annual Homeless Care Package Project

Book Stuff!

Shelly Goes to Massachusetts Releases Soon!

If you've been wondering why I haven't been giving many updates or sneak peaks on my newest release, Shelly Goes to Massachusetts, it's because my newsletter has been getting them! Anyone on my email list gets about 1 email a week and they've been including sneak peaks, giveaways, and updates. Be sure to join so… Continue reading Shelly Goes to Massachusetts Releases Soon!

2022 HCPP

Halfway through HCPP #2

Just over 2 months ago, I posted about our 2nd Annual Homeless Care Package Project starting November 1st. We're about a month into our project, so I'm here with an update! This year has definitely been different than last year I will say. However, it's awesome to be able to see the evolution. Some differences… Continue reading Halfway through HCPP #2

Fitness, Life Updates

4 months since breaking my wrist

I can't believe it's already been 4 months since I broke my wrist. I had learned 5 things in just over a week after my injury, so imagine all the things I've learned since then! If you don't know, mid-July I broke my wrist playing volleyball practicing for a tournament. I broke my radius (thumb… Continue reading 4 months since breaking my wrist

Money Talk

5 Loans in 4 Years + Soon Forgiveness!

Coming to you again exactly 1 year since my last post, 4 Loans in 3 Years, and 2 years after my 2 Loans in 2 Years post! The debt payoff continues as I've now paid off 5 out of 9 loans! 1 year ago in my last loan update, the forbearance was set to expire… Continue reading 5 Loans in 4 Years + Soon Forgiveness!

2022 HCPP

2nd Annual Homeless Care Package Project!

Last year I initiated a project making homeless care packages to give out to people on the streets in Connecticut. I raised almost $1500, made 48 backpacks, and supported 2 charities in addition to handing bags out. I received a lot of positive feedback and participation, so I'm ecstatic that we are BACK for Year… Continue reading 2nd Annual Homeless Care Package Project!

2022 Chicago Trip

Day 4: My last day in Chicago

My flight isn’t until this evening so I’m headed downtown to see if I can hang out at Riverwalk. It’s pretty much the only thing I haven’t gotten to see yet that I wanted to, and that’s probably all I will have time for today anyways. There’s a bus at 9:12 coming so I wake… Continue reading Day 4: My last day in Chicago

2022 Chicago Trip

Day 3: Art, Fields, and Views!

Nowadays I don’t get as many steps in as I’d like to and given that I walked nearly 9 miles yesterday, my body is feeling it. However, it was blissful to be able to somewhat sleep in (until 8am) after such a long day. Today wasn’t as packed full of things to do as yesterday,… Continue reading Day 3: Art, Fields, and Views!

2022 Chicago Trip

Day 2: Bean There, Done That

After about 5 hours of sleep, I was up and at ‘em getting ready to take on downtown Chicago! I was hoping to be getting to Cloud Gate aka The Bean early morning/sunrise to try and beat the crowd, but did not account for a one hour commute to the city via public transit so… Continue reading Day 2: Bean There, Done That

2022 Chicago Trip

Day 1: Nervous, but ready to go!

We’re back for this years New Year New Place trip, and this time, we’re going to Chicago! If you don’t know what New Year New Place is, I made a goal when I was 20 to try and go somewhere new each year. So far I’ve done it every year since, and I always blog… Continue reading Day 1: Nervous, but ready to go!