My name is Shannon McKenna and I am 25 years old (shit, I cannot believe that). I graduated from Pace University in May 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Arts and Journalism and a minor in psychology. I love to write but I am also in love with psychology.
Right now, I live in West Islip, New York with my lovely boyfriend Pablo. As of Spring 2018, Pablo and I have spent five years traveling the world and getting to know ourselves together.
In 2016, we took a month-long Eurotrip to some of the most amazing places we’ve ever seen, including towns in Norway, The Netherlands, France, and Spain. A week later, we left for a road-trip down to Florida and across the United States during which we made stops in Mississippi, New Orleans, New Mexico, Mexico, California, Nevada and Colorado. We hit 26 states + Mexico all together!
I believe traveling helps remind us to embrace the lives we live and the cultures that we aren’t used to in a world where we’re all just human, trying to figure out the best way to feel good about ourselves and our surroundings. In any case, traveling inspires me to write.
Now that I have accumulated four years of experience with a degree to show for it, I finally have the confidence to pursue my passions: writing and psychology.
“What’s next?” you might ask. That’s something I’ve been asking myself since I graduated. The truth is, I still don’t have a solid answer, but that’s ok for now.
Lately, I have been expanding my freelance writing business while working on three poetry books to hopefully be published in 2018. Stay tuned!
My plan is to build my blog while expanding my experience in life through working hard, reading, writing, loving and traveling as much as possible. My hope is that I’ll begin to uncover my specific path along the way.
This blog is a reflection of my thoughts because I’m the kind of person who can only sort through thoughts by writing them down or capturing them in a picture. I hope that I’m able to connect and relate to you or some experience you’ve had, even the slightest bit, by making my thoughts public.
Thank you for your time and I hope you enjoy what I have to say and show.
All photos and poems are completely original unless otherwise noted! 🙂
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