Hi, I’m Rachael Shores, I began training myself to be an artist when I was 4 years old. When I was 16 I was accepted into an arts high school in Minnesota. I have really only had 3 dreams since high school: 1. travel the world 2. be an artist and 3. get married and live in a log cabin.
I did travel the world as well as road tripped around the United States. I worked odd jobs like being a snowboard instructor, a cake decorator, and a salmon seiner in Alaska. I got to cocktail waitress on Bourbon St. in New Orleans and did a fair amount of manual labor like housekeeping, factory work, and CNA jobs. All for adventure and to pay for my travels. In the end I visited 34 countries and all 7 continents within 6 years.
In 2006 I met my husband in Antarctica where we spent the winter working together. In 2009 we married and moved to Asheville, North Carolina where he went to college and I became a massage therapist. After college we lived in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Roanoke, Virginia. It seems like we were settling into the American dream, we rented a 4 bedroom brick house, we had 2 Subarus in the driveway and plenty of friends for summer evening cookouts. We had been married 7 years when one December day we asked each other what was next in our life. Within days we decided to quit our jobs/sell my massage business, sell all our things and move to Europe and try to live there. Now I get to live out all my dreams all at once, I’m traveling with this great guy I’m married to, and I’m an artist! One day I’ll have that log cabin.