As a lifestyle writer, I believe that to truly know my craft, I should live life to the very fullest. And that is exactly what I do every single day.
I also believe in creating a beautiful life, one that feels good to the tips of your fingers. For me, that’s filling my home with vintage treasures discovered at flea markets. Searching for organic products that are kind to animals and the world around us (and bonus if they’re coconut-scented). Saying hello to every dog I see. Running through a quiet forest or paddle-boarding on a glassy lake. Connecting with friends and clients over a lavender latte. And snuggling with my corgi, Ginger, and kitty, Coco.
My life is divided into many chapters—my time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in which I earned my Master’s degree in Journalism. The semester I spent in an intensive journalism program at Washington D.C.’s American University. The nearly seven years I worked as an editor at a national publication, American Girl magazine. And now, as a lifestyle writer and owner of my business Shelby Deering, LLC.
I identify as a highly-sensitive person, someone who notices everything, a blessing for a writer. Simply, I smell things, taste things, and hear things in a profound, vibrant way. Life is a richer experience for me, and that’s what comes across in my writing.
Living in Madison, Wisconsin is like being plugged into a constant current of creativity. When I’m not writing, you’ll likely find me perusing the Dane County Farmer’s Market, getting an adrenaline rush at a boot camp-style Dragonfly Hot Yoga class, savoring vegetarian eats at The Green Owl Café, discovering vintage finds at Odana Antiques, or visiting with the animals at Heartland Farm Sanctuary.
Life never ceases to amaze me. I am incessantly curious and continually seek inspiration in the things that light me up. When I write, my goal is to light up readers in the very same way.
To learn more about my professional history and achievements, visit my LinkedIn page.