Oh! Hello there. I didn’t think anyone would actually read my first blog post; but since you’re here, I guess I’ll introduce myself. My name’s Charell (known to a very select few as Relly) and I’m 30 years old. I’ve been married to this pretty cool dude, Chris, for almost eight years and we’ve created the cutest, most amazing, miniature human EVER!
I’m from the U.S. but for the past year and a half, I’ve been living abroad in the UK! How cool is that?! And my little dude was actually born here! Even cooler…right?! It’s always been a dream of mine to live abroad as an adult (I lived in Germany as a teen) and really get a chance to travel throughout Europe. Now, here I am living that dream! Starting my own blog one day was another dream of mine. Now, here you are reading it! Wait! Is this real life?! I mean, I get to live in the UK, travel around Europe and then come back and tell you all about it on my OWN blog?!! This is just crazy to me!
Five years ago, the first time I had the desire to become a blogger I never thought I’d muster up the courage to ever start. To be honest, I come from a family of extremely creative and artistic folks. From bakers and designers to illustrators and musicians; most of them self-taught. For me, writing and sketching were my creative outlets. But even as a kid, I only did them in private. I remember being grounded (A LOT) and sitting in my room, journaling or drawing any and everything I could think of. I didn’t dare share these creations with a single soul though! Then, and even now, people are shocked to find out I’m not this super confident, self-assured person. I guess my personality can be a bit misleading. There’s no question that I’m an extrovert; but I’d like to consider myself a “timid” extrovert. I’m not sure that’s even a real thing, but who cares? I’m making it a real thing! There’s just no other way to describe me. I’m sociable, loud and definitely a people person. On the flip side, I’m awkward, hesitant and usually talk myself out things due to fear of failure or humiliation.
Not any more! I’M COMING OUT!! You’re witnessing the debut of a more confident and carefree Charell. This is just the beginning of great changes and exciting adventures and I want you to join me for the ride! Now before you go, I want to leave you with this totally cliche, yet motivational quote that somehow gave me that extra nudge to finally do this: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” I know it’s corny, but it was just what I needed to hear at the time that I did. I share it because it may also help you take that leap of faith into something new and exciting! xoxo -Charell A.