Episode12 – Follow your Wild Ideas and get a daily dose of Vitamin Joy with Shelby Stanger
This week we sit down with the host of BYLR’s very own Vitamin Joy, Shelby Stanger. She talks about growing up on both the west and east coast, falling in love with surfing, and why she decided to leave her job at the height of the recession in 2009 to pursue her own wild ideas. Sometimes “do what makes you happy and the money will follow” isn’t exactly the best (or most realistic) advice. Sometimes putting in the work first brings clarity to your ultimate desires or passions. And that’s just what Shelby Stanger did. Shelby loves writing and she loves action sports and after getting through college, she sought a career as an action sportswriter which has led her to all kinds of fun and interesting places and experiences over the course of her lifetime.
6:51 – Shelby’s childhood
8:31 – Figuring things out in the ocean
13:12 – How Shelby’s mom handled her husband’s death
18:28 – Going to surf camp
23:27 – Setting up a journalism career in college
27:27 – Deciding to stop pursuing a life goal
30:28 – Action sports in journalism
38:58 – Surfing in Indonesia
44:36 – Shelby’s life today
48:47 – Creating a podcast you wish existed
51:50 – Launching Vitamin Joy
54:17 – Naming Vitamin Joy
Thank you so much, Shelby, for appearing on the podcast!
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