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My love for healthy cereal is weird.

I found myself having rapid thoughts as I sat down eating my Raisin Bran this morning. It seems like it's been forever since I've had any time at all to blog, so here I am. I have no idea what I want to blog about, though I had over a million this morning. I guess I'll talk about my amazing time at FASC this past weekend. It was a student government conference and over 800 students were in attendance. My most favorite part was the reality of how simply a good leader can change the world. I know I'm only 17, I remind myself this fact often, but I know that if I want to I can really make a difference. When I first started my blog I chose the name Simply Shelby as my title to show myself and everyone that I am a simple girl who has dreams that are simple and defined. I know that my future is anything but clear, but I have a good head on my shoulders that will help get me to a good place. At this conference one of my favorite quotes said was, "Fear makes a coward out of anyone." Often times I find myself being fearful of things I have no control over. As I have gotten older I realize that fear is normal. Well, not excessive fear, like the fear of crinkled paper(which would be odd). Anyways, I am so excited to make my future great and bright. I am not letting anyone stop me (:


  1. I think this is my favorite of all your posts. You are such a light in this dark world. I feel like as soon as I got called to be the YW pres you were gone from me and I didn't get enough time with you. I wish you all the best things the world has to offer you. And that is really a lot. The world is full of bad things, but even more full of good and great things. Stay strong and of a good courage. You are well on your way to great things!


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