Getting to Know Shelby Sides
I have been “back” consistently writing for a short while now and one would think that I have my shit together, but I still managed to miss a week of my weekly posting schedule. Oh well, life happens right?
Aside from the six posts that have made an appearance in 2017, I have pretty much taken a year hiatus from this space to focus on well...life I guess. But it is now 2018 and I am back, better than ever. I have been connecting with some new souls as well as touching base with friendly faces, and in doing that I felt compelled to share a little of who Goodbye Butterfly is - who I am.
I am Shelby Ohashi-Sides. A 5’2”, fiery twenty-something.
Before you get to know more about me, I would like to formally introduce you to Goodbye Butterfly. For those of you who have followed me along this journey, I apologize. I mean, it is incredibly rude of me to have not shown you this side of me for this long.
The meaning of Goodbye Butterfly stems from my desire to run. Since high school, I have been wanting this romantic escape from my past. I was fortunate to be able to pack my bags and start a new chapter in Northern Arizona for higher education. What I brought with me to this new space was my little gypsy heart and a whole lot of fear. Here I was: in a brand new room, at a brand new school, in a brand new state. Yet, I still felt like running.
2014 was the summer I started to let it all go and since the birth of this passion project, I have been set on growth. I have laughed, cried, cheered, and broke more times than I can count - for that I am grateful. I have experienced so many places and I have been touched by so many souls, so now I am using this space to give back.
I am a dreamer, a risk-taker, and also a little bit of a rebel with a bad case of wanderlust.
Dream, dare, and discover has been engraved on my soul and I invite you to join me, if not only to inspire you.
Until next time, tah.
P.S. if you want to get to know the cheesy bits about me, follow me on twitter and let's strike a conversation.