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My Life in 250 Words or Less.

5.01.2013

My friend Jenni is hosting a link up for the month of May...and I am 100% confident I will not be able to participate every day, but I AM going to link up as much as I can. 

Today we have to sum up our lives in 250 words or less. Here goes: 





 Rockin' the five-head with a bow taped to my head. Hottie batottie!

I’m Shalyn Nelson and I was born on January 17th, 1986 in Waco, Texas. I lived in a small town called Jewett, TX. which had a population of 850 people, and one blinking light. I was an outgoing little toot, loved to play barbies, and didn't grow hair until I was five years old. I grew up in a broken home and witnessed things that I would never wish on any child. I was raised by an amazing, loving mother who struggled financially, but was rich in her love. I made good grades, danced for 6 1/2 years, participated in pageants, played softball, and cheer-leaded my way through elementary and junior high. In the 8th grade, my Mom met a man on the internet and I was forced to move to Northern California for the remainder of high school. I hated starting over and had major culture shock but eventually, I fell in love with that golden state. I enjoyed high school and kept busy with sports and extra curricular activities. I was an over-achiever to the fullest. I moved back to Texas three days after high school graduation and attended SHSU. I graduated, met and married the love of my life, and now can be seen dancing around Austin, TX with him and my two pomeranians, Piper and Furlee. I'm a photographer, and I want to do something extraoridinary with my life. I have an eclectic, sensitive and youthful heart. It's my desire to see people moved by it

250...Like a boss.



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  1. beautiful! ...broken families make for interesting stories and thick skin! i feel ya girl! xxxooo!

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  2. aww i love the baby picture! i might need to wait to post mine so i can add in a picture.

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  3. My family was broken as well, and my amazing mama raised my sister and I by herself for a looong time. I can't say I'm "glad" it was that way, but I am certainly thankful for the way it's made me today...

    Also, I hate to be *that* girl, but Florida is the Sunshine State, and California is the Golden State... officially ;)

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  4. My parents have property in Marquez and I am guessing you know where that is because it is basically one of the closest towns to Jewett. We love the all you can eat fried catfish nights in that area, I feel like every restaurant has that around there.

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  5. Love you girl and your big electic, sensitive, youthful heart!:)

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  6. What part of Northern Cali? That's where I live! :) and that's real cool you danced for so long..my momma was a dancer and I was too for a short lived part of my life haha!

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  7. Great getting to know you! You were too adorable!

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  8. We have some similarities! Broken home and a mom who worked her butt off to care for us. Oh and we moved from Illinois to California except I was entering 7th grade when we did. I think going through what I did as a child and having a mom who really loved me has definitely helped shape who I am as a mother today.

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  9. What a lil cutie! I adore you and your heart so much! <3

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  10. Love your story, and more importantly, love your heart :)

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  11. Love getting to know you better! I came from a broken family as well but am so blessed with how things worked out! God always has a way!!

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  12. Well, I just love that you were born ten days after I was ;)

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  13. Sometimes broken families make for the best kids. I should know, I'm pretty amazing ;) Thanks for sharing your story - sounds like a good life, even through the struggles!

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  14. Ooh yours is so good. You fit so much into those 250 words.

    Cheers!!

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  15. Love it! You rock, my friend!

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  16. Wow... you fit so much into 250 words. I don't think I could do that! Awesome getting to know you through this!

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  17. Love pomeranians and it's funny how much you can say in 250 words. Epic sign-off by the way.

    Thanks for sharing (like a boss)!

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

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  18. Lovely story Shay - such an amazing and super talented lady x

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  19. Eat Em Up Kats!! I went to SHSU as did my husband, 1998-2002. Wonder if we were there at the same time.

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