My name is Shalan. I’m a writer, painter, photographer, audiophile, voracious traveler, book nerd, wife of a man named E, dog mom, adventurer, lover of oceans, mountain tamer, and Christmas light enthusiast. I swear frequently. I recently relocated to the Shenandoah Valley from the coast of Oregon by way of the Florida Keys. I drink coffee. I am not a perfectionist. I love horses and plants and really, really fat animals. I play the drums, badly. I cherish beautifully written memories of classic writers that knew how to live – but I prefer to make my own. And I’m accustomed to the rain, but I prefer the sun.
Traveling is a way of life for me. It is where I am at my most comfortable. But I’m also super lazy, afraid of cold water, not big on rock climbing, and generally a needy adventure companion. Feel free to send your apologies to my husband.