Interview with Shana Dieli, the Shanamama

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In this Friday’s interview I’d like to introduce you to Shana Dieli from the blog Shanamama. Shana is a busy mom of three, who shares her love of photography in her blog, and she is the girl who always has a smile in her face and who you’d like to hang out with. Shana lives life to the fullest and I love one simple way she enjoyes every day: she loves watching the sunsets and taking photos of the sunset each night. Simple yet very powerful way of enjoying life and Shana inspires as all to see beauty in each day.

Interview with Shana Dieli of Shanamama

Katja: How did you get started with your blog Shanamama.com?

Shana: I originally started blogging as a way to keep family updated on our kids since we moved around a lot. It’s funny looking back at my first post when I had announced that I was pregnant and that was the extent of the post. Just about three sentences. Writing had been a struggle for me growing up. I always enjoyed reading but the writing didn’t come natural until I started blogging. And not immediately, it took a while to get the hang of it but once I did I discovered that I actually enjoyed writing, and not just about our daily happenings but so much more.

Katja: What do you think is the best part of blogging? And can you share some of the best things that has happened to you because blogging?

Shana: One of the best parts is the friendships I have made with fellow bloggers. There are so many amazing people out there in the world and getting to know a lot of them through blogging has been such a blessing. I have gained many close friends because of blogging. Another amazing thing is knowing that you’ve helped someone one, big or small it’s very heart warming.

Katja: I love that you share simple but such powerful things as sunset pictures. Living life to the fullest really is about finding beauty in every day. Tell us how the Sunset Sunday got started and how people can join in?

Shana: I have always loved watching sunsets. There are no two same sunsets, they may look similar but every day something changes, even if it’s something as simple as a flower on a tree in your backyard where you view sunsets. I have been taking photos of sunsets for quite sometime, some may say I have a slight addiction with it. One night while taking photos of a sunset I realized that there has to be others out there that love Sunsets like I do, people that not only enjoy the beauty of them but have special memories attached to sunsets as a whole or maybe one in particular and how great would it be to share that with others. And Sunset Sundays was born.

Katja: What does skimbaco lifestyle mean to you? How do you live life to the fullest in your everyday life?

Shana: To me the skimbaco lifestyle means to never take a single moment for granted, enjoy it all. Even when I am having a bad day I take time to sit down and reflect on what is going on in my life at that moment. There will always be positive and you have to focus on that. Whether it be completing dinner without burning it or a full day without the kids arguing or just watching the kids play. Every day is a blessing and should be viewed just as that. Hug your kids every day, tell them you love them, help them in their passions and they will grow up to appreciate and value the beauty of life.

Connect with Shana

Read Shana’s blog Shanamama and especially check out the Sunset Sundays.
Find Shana also on these social media sites:

Twitter: @Shanamama9197
Facebook: Shanamama Blog
Pinterest: Shanamama
Google +: Shana Dieli

About Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal is an international lifestyle expert, originally from Finland. Katja shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks. She is a board member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association, award-winning social media strategist, and a well-known speaker in the social media conferences. Katja has lived in four different countries, and seven states in the USA, and married to a helicopter pilot. Their three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.

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Comments

  1. Thank you so much Katja for featuring Shanamama. It is a big honor.

  2. Shana is such a sweet and kind person. Her photos, especially the sunset ones are lovely. You can see the passion she puts into them. And the best thing is that I consider her a friend – I’m so blessed!

  3. What a beautiful post! I agree with you Shana – the best part of blogging is the friendships I have made too :)

    Katja, what a lovely job you did on those graphics! I pinned her quote, there was no way I could refuse!

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