Madeleine Shell

I am 24 and live in Maryville, Tennessee. I have a bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. I am also a certified TEFL facilitator via International TEFL Academy. I love to read, everything from Little Women to the Lord of the Rings, and I am well versed in 80s music and film. I also fill my time with painting, writing, photography, singing, and hiking. I am the proud mother of two cats, a leopard gecko, and a schefflera.

Posts

Retiring the Red Lipstick for Six Months on Trail

Retiring the Red Lipstick for Six Months on Trail

I've washed off what remains of the red lipstick that has become my signature. Today will be the last night for a while, and my last night at home in

Mar 5, 2019 : Madeleine Shell
Rain, Hearts, Trail Names, and Adventures to Come

Rain, Hearts, Trail Names, and Adventures to Come

On rainy days in Tennessee, I like to sit in my room listening to the pitter-patter of rain trickling down the roofing as I gorge my belly with

Feb 18, 2019 : Madeleine Shell
Wearing Your House: Selecting My Gear, Part 2

Wearing Your House: Selecting My Gear, Part 2

There's the matter of what one will be wearing on such an excursion. Your entire life is on your back. It certainly brings life to the phrase "the

Jan 13, 2019 : Madeleine Shell
Packing, Part 1: Six Months of Wilderness Living

Packing, Part 1: Six Months of Wilderness Living

Choices have been made. It’s surreal and exciting! You're packing; your feet begin tingling for trail. You can almost taste dewy, morning air and see

Jan 13, 2019 : Madeleine Shell