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In The Spotlight: Shannon Blackston

Blogger/Entrepreneur: Ambitious. Faithful. Fearless.

I remember the day that I met Shannon. She was a shy 1 year old...hiding behind her mother's leg as my mom and I introduced ourselves as new neighbors. She is now a wife, mother (of 2-to-be), blogger and entrepreneur.

I would have to say that getting my nails done makes me the happiest. lol... It’s my self care time and gives me a chance to just relax." - Shannon Blackston

As I prepared this post, my mom sent me a pic (via text) of Shannon standing behind her mom with her baby bump showing. {I'm not crying or anything like that. Neither was my mom. We're fine!} (2024 Website Refresh - Interview Added to The Blog: Original Post: June 23, 2021)

We asked Shannon our Signature Spotlight questions, and here is what she had to say. Still NOT crying!:

LBDSAW: Choose 3 words to describe yourself.

SHANNON: Ambitious. Faithful. Fearless.

LBDSAW: How would you describe your personal style?

SHANNON: I love to switch it up. Mainly enjoy wearing sneakers and athleisure wear. I will say my personal style contains more of sporty and comfortable looks.

LBDSAW: If you are a salad lover, tell us what you'd have in your Signature Salad.

SHANNON: I love salad! My signature salad would include carrots, peppers, cucumbers, red onion, croutons with either red wine vinaigrette dressing or ranch.

LBDSAW: If you are a wine lover, do you prefer red or white?

SHANNON: Red! Stella Rosa in every flavor is always a great option also!

LBDSAW: If you were to create a signature cocktail, what would be in it (with or without alcohol works)?

SHANNON: I honestly don’t know, but it would definitely have alcohol in it. Lol... I love anything that is more so on the sweeter side to include strawberry, peach or cranberries. If it’s good and sweet…I’m drinking it! Lol

LBDSAW: Where is your favorite place to dine?

SHANNON: I recently moved to the Dallas, Texas area and love everything I’ve tried so far! Seven Doors in The Colony, Texas right now is my favorite.

LBDSAW: What travel destination has been your favorite?

SHANNON: Definitely Jamaica! The culture, food and the people are great!

LBDSAW: Where haven't you been that you'd like to explore?

SHANNON: There are so many places I would love to explore like Italy, Iceland, and Germany. But, Hawaii and Japan are next on the list for my husband and I.

LBDSAW: What makes you feel the happiest? (Not a person)

SHANNON: If this was about two years ago, I would say running makes me feel the happiest. If you know me, you know I love to run. After I stopped competing, I kept running to continue to be in shape and as a stress reliever. But now! I would have to say that getting my nails done makes me the happiest. lol... It’s my self care time and gives me a chance to just relax. I love seeing my nails freshly done. Getting my nails done makes me feel like I accomplished something great for myself.

LBDSAW: What do you enjoy most about being a Blogger/Entrepreneur?

SHANNON: I get to share my personal experiences with others. It’s great being able to connect and also realize you aren’t the only one dealing with this one specific topic. I love to be able to help newer moms to navigate through all the uncertainties that come with motherhood. I enjoy being able to create and see my vision executed.

LBDSAW: What advice would you give to someone pursuing their passion & purpose?

SHANNON: I would tell them to never give up and your vision is no one else’s! Not everyone is going to understand and not everyone is going to support you, but that is okay! Your purpose isn’t for everyone to understand so continue to push forward if it’s what makes you happy.

LBDSAW: What's next for you?

SHANNON: My family is actually expanding! I am having a baby girl in October and we are super excited about that. But I plan to expand my brand. 2befearless is a lifestyle brand and I plan on having events and community service in the near future. I want everyone to see the true work that comes along with being fearless and remember that they can be too as long as they take that first step!

LBDSAW: How can folks follow your journey?

SHANNON: Follow my personal IG: @luvshanb There you’ll be able to see the link to my BLOG: and link to my son's YouTube channel where we do science experiments together. My brand IG: @_2befearless where you can also find the link to purchase your fearless gear. Thank you and hope you all enjoy!

LBDSAW: Thanks, Shannon! We'll be following! - MRM

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