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Hi, I'm so glad you're here! 

I'm Shelly HW and I am the main writer behind South North South (Life at a Swell's Pace). I love the sound of dress shoes clicking on the pavement and enjoy nightly rains of the pacific coast line. I have southern roots, but live in the northwest of Oregon right in the heart of wine country in the Willamette Valley. I am a minimalist in the works, a big advocate of quality food, zero waste, and organic anything. I am also a beginner surfer and will post about this often. You can see more under the surfboard icon on the sidebar of my blog. 

Life at a Swell's Pace has back links to old posts from the days of South North South, but the current blog has transitioned to a lifestyle, seasonal, and travel blog. Life at a Swell's Pace also has mental health posts at the end of each Five Simple Things posts on Fridays. If you are struggling, or know someone that is struggling with mental health issues, support and understanding is the best step in the right direction. Let's end the stigma and be more open about our mental health. This blog encourages positive vibes and through my posts I hope you read or find a new something that brings you happiness, a smile, and encourages you to live your best life possible.


Shelly can be contacted at mcwilkerson1977 [@] yahoo [dot] com  

Life at a Swell's Pace would love to collaborate with companies that fall under the interest that Life at a Swell's Pace is about-(travel, surfing, sustainable living, organic, simple, green, and/or anything that falls under the subcategory of these). If you have questions on a certain topic, or if you feel your company, or brand is a good fit, drop a note at the email above.


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Please note: All photos on this site are taken by Shelly HW unless otherwise noted. Please ask permission before using any photographic, or video work from this blog, or any other location those photos appear. This blog does not post third-party content. 

For media kit please contact me directly at the above email address, or P.O. Box 1391, Corvallis, Oregon, 97333.


  1. Nice to meet you Shelly. I look forward to reading your recipe posts.

  2. Hermit crabs are awesome pets for kids. Love your dog thats running, he looks like he is having a ball!

    1. They are great starter pets for kids. The dog running is our sweet cocker/shepard mix, Baz. He was a great dog. :)

  3. Love your new about section. Read your blog daily!

    1. Really? Thanks so much for the support! We really appreciate great feedback!


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