Welcome to the "Sponsor Spotlight!" It is my honor and pleasure to introduce you all to my Exclusive Superdeeduperdee Sponsor of the Month, Shannel Lee, who blogs over at A Little Over Thirty.
Hi! I am Shannel Lee. I am a teacher and currently completing my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am married to a wonderful man for 10 years now, and we have a little fur kid name Kodi who also gets featured in my blog.
I am an avid blog reader. It's the first thing I do after I wake up in the morning and the last thing I do before I go to bed, that is if I don't do it all day. I always get inspired every time I read about what others have to say about fashion, makeup and life. So I decided to blog. I blog about life being a little over thirty (that is being 30 years old plus something), being a wife, a teacher, a fur momma as well as my love for makeup, my experiments with fashion and life in so many great and "not so" great way. I also write about my struggles with Aviophobia and how I am beating it one flight at a time.
Honestly, I didn't think I would get as many followers and friends as I have now and have much as I have... gorgeous readers whose support keeps me writing every day. The fact that writing English, which is my second language is not always easy. But as an Asian-English Teacher, I have to brave on and show my students that even then, it is not an excuse for not being able to reach out, share and inspire. At first, I blog because I wanted to become an example to them (my students) reason why I kept it in a small loop so I don't get "read all over”. But somewhere along blog town I was able to meet wonderful readers and bloggers who have become a great source of inspiration so I just keep on writing.
My blog is actually a little something of everything, like a little "random leprechaun" that is. Lately, I start writing product reviews on stuffs that I found affordable (drugstore mostly) which are practical and dependable. I write for women like me who used to think that fashion is always “high-end” and expensive and that makeup should always be bought from a fancy stall from super gorgeous sales persons who almost look like the one in the ad-board. Well, I do love being fancy but we too can get practical, still be gorgeous, and be a “thrift Tease”. I also write about not-being-a-mommy and life still being wonderful. Yup, I get it all the time, I mean… people actually being surprised why at this point in my life I still chose to have a child free lifestyle. Is it because I am being such a career hungry B****? Being selfish? Not capable? I don’t know. All I know is that this is all what life has to offer for now, and all I can do is be thankful that I can still hope that one day, that precious little gift of being a mom will come… and for now, all I can do is love what I have, a wonderful husband, an adorable fur kid, my parents and parents in-law who by now seems to forget that they still don’t have any grand children (me and my husband being the first from both sides of the family who got married). Basically I just write whatever inspires me, simple joy that makes a day great.
I asked Shannel if her life was a song what song would it be and why. This is what she had to say...
If my life was a song, what song would it be and why? I don’t really know what kind of song my life would be. But I always find myself humming and inspired by the song from Hairspray ‘Good Morning Baltimore’ I just feel like “Life is a Baltimore”. You just have to face it, live to reach your dreams and continue to hope for something great to happen even if people say you can’t. You just have to beat your fears, your doubts and follow what your heart beats for.
Well, anyway, I am really much honored to be featured by the gorgeous blogger Mayra who has been an inspiration. Being featured in her blog is a dream come true.
Thank you Mayra for having me here and I hope to inspire others in ways I can, like you always do.
Awww, thank you Shannel for the kind and sweet words. It was my pleasure to have you. If you would like to know more about Shannel and her world, go ahead and feel free to visit A Little Over Thirty.