Who am I and why am I here?

Maybe not the post you were expecting with this title, but I figure it’s the only way to start a blog.

I’ll go ahead and give you an idea of what you can expect out of this whole blog.

I’m Shelby, I’m living my dream working as a meteorologist in OKC. The dream I have literally had as long as I can remember.

In a little over a year, I’ve moved back to Oklahoma, bought a house, started a new job, got engaged, planned a wedding, became an aunt again, and got married. It’s obviously been one of the best, but also one of the busiest, years of my life.

While all that was going on, we had the 3rd busiest severe weather season in Oklahoma history. Some days I feel like I’m on top of the world, while other days I feel like I don’t even know what part of the world I’m in or if this is all even real.  What a rush!

Why am I blogging? I’ve always been a journal girl, I have a lot of feelings, a lot of dreams and I rarely accomplish anything if I don’t write it down. I’m one of those people that lives for marking things off one of my millions of to-do lists.  But, for the longest time I thought I didn’t have anything important enough to blog about. No one cares what I think. or wants to hear me ramble on.

Then blogging became part of my job. I blog every day at work. I remember the first few months when our web editor would ask me to write a blog, I would scrutinize every line of it, making sure I didn’t sound too young, or too feminine, or too nervous, couldn’t be too casual. I would seriously stress out over them.

Eventually, that all changed and it became part of my regular work routine. Over time, I’ve become more and more comfortable and I’m starting to see that I can just be myself telling the weather story on our blogs. But, what about the days when the words are flowing and it’s not really something weather related. Then, I was driving to work one morning and I thought “Why don’t I start a blog? I have the perfect title, Bright Lights and Cowboy Boots!”

Cue laughter, yes, the title really came to me in the instant that the idea to have a blog did.

That was months ago, when I was overwhelmed planning a wedding and covering severe weather and all that. I’ve finally come back around to it.

So I’ll be here… Giving you an insider look at TV, weather, my life, and often times things you probably won’t care much about, but I for some reason wanted to write about them.

My grammar won’t always be correct, I don’t promise to post a certain amount of blogs per week or month or ever. This, for me, will serve as a creative outlet… If you enjoy it, great! If you don’t, it’s really easy to click the big X at the top of your screen. 🙂

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11 thoughts on “Who am I and why am I here?

  1. I just finished your blog. Love it! I think it’s going to be fun and interesting following you on this journey.
    Got to love a girl in cowboy boots!

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  2. Love reading about the life & work of one of my “best” friends from Velma school days, Grandaughter. Jennette & I go way back to Fourth grade when Alma school moved to Velma. Many fond & fun memories with that girl. Know she is sooooo proud of you! Congrats!

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  3. Shelby, I look forward to reading your “ramblings”. I wanted to tell you how blessed I was by writing the 30 days of scripture from your Thanksgiving post. Thank you for sharing. 😊
    Have a great day Sweetie!

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  4. I enjoyed ur blog..its good to read about someones elses life and the up and downs its very interesting. .keep it going ur doing good so far…

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  5. Well I’m proud of you as well as many people where you were born and raised I’m sure Lesley and Criss and Casey are too! Keep up the good work Shelby just don’t forget where you come from. That was some advise givin to me when I played professional music,bluegrass with many in Nashville. Thank you for your kindness shown to me on fb. God bless you and your family and Mr Speckles!

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