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Hi, I'm Ellie ...

the writer, photographer, content creator/curator, and freelance consultant behind Real Jersey Shore. I would also describe myself as a champion for those who are working on their dreams.

I live in my Jersey Shore hometown with my husband, our three teens, and our Silky Terrier, Louie.

I grew up at the Jersey Shore and have lived about half of my life here and the other half in Boston, where I went to college and stayed for a number of years to pursue a corporate career in financial services.

I believe we all share the desire to achieve certain goals or make a meaningful impact that is unique to who we are by pursuing a dream, big idea, cause, or business.

However, we often delay taking action until "someday" and experience obstacles that hold us back-- before we even start and along the way.

We all know there's no such thing as "someday," and the obstacles that hold us back typically come in the form of some combination of fear, self-doubt, limiting beliefs, lack of focus, clarity, vision, or we simply just don't know how to get started or unstuck.

I've struggled with all of that and more, so I created Real Jersey Shore as a space to kickstart my journey of pursuing my biggest ideas and to share what I'm learning as I go to encourage and help others along their journeys.

One thing I've come to realize is that in order to move closer to my goals, I must live life with intention and purpose and continually push myself to learn modern business skills for the digital age. These two actions drive my blog's content so I share what I'm learning in these areas in articles I write in the "Intentional Living" and "Modern Business" tabs.

Through Real Jersey Shore I also strive to find creative ways to support and raise awareness about local small businesses and others who are making their unique impact in their communities. I share those features and stories in the "Local Color" tab.

I am a CrossFitter, and one of my favorite random things to do is to browse through old albums in vintage record stores.

My vision for Real Jersey Shore is to 1) inspire others to take action on their most impactful ideas, 2) build a like-minded, supportive, local & global community, and 3) cast a positive light on my home, the Jersey Shore.

How about you? What goals & dreams are you working on? Send me a quick message through my Contact page because I'd love to know. :)

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