Why the Atomic Blonde? About me…

What season of your life are you in? Have you reached your 40’s and are content and happy or do you have goals, aspirations, things you want to accomplish or maybe things you just simply want to “do better”? Maybe you’re a combination of these things…

That’s why I’M here. As a 46 year old mom and wife, living a happy and successful life in many ways, I still feel the pull and desire to do better. To be a better version of myself for my girls and my husband of course. But I’m not ashamed to say, to be a better version of myself…for ME.

After all, I’m only 46! Did you hear me you all? ONLY 46.

You see, as women, many of us feel like at this age and beyond we have already looked the best we’re ever going to look, we will never be as in shape as we once were, or that we are “too old” to pursue new dreams or career paths. That our marriages and relationships are just “what they are”. And we settle.

Well, I’m here to tell ya…

That way of thinking stops TODAY. All of those things are FALSE!!! YOU and YOU ALONE are your biggest critic and I’m here to help you realize how AMAZING you truly are!

Growing up tall (I’m 6’1”), I truly understand how difficult it can be feeling confident in your own skin. It took me YEARS! But I am the proud momma of two tall, very impressionable teenage girls now and it’s imperative that I lead by example. Teaching them to be strong and confident in their minds AND their bodies. I have learned so much about ME by being a mom to THEM and they deserve the very best of me each and every day. And your children and family do too!

That being said, here are a few more quick things about me…

I adore finding a good bargain and love fashion. I am an in home personal fitness trainer and believe in the healthy mind/body connection. I played college women’s basketball for Duke and Butler. I began my professional modeling career at the age of 35. I am crazy in love with my husband Bart who I miss daily due to his insane working hours. I am a fierce competitor on everything from board games with my girls to napkin folding contests at my parents for Thanksgiving. My girls are my world, including our furry ones Skylar and Lilah Bear. I am super sensitive and wear my heart on my sleeve. I am a crazy cross between a homebody and a social butterfly. I am addicted to dresses and heels yet will throw on a pair of yoga pants and a baseball hat to go anywhere in a heartbeat. I’m super picky about my hair much to my BFF stylist’s chagrin. And I believe I would be NOWHERE without my faith in God as He has pulled me through some truly life altering tragedies.

OH! And one last thing…

I’m SUPER glad you’re here!

I can’t WAIT to share my simple solutions, saavy secrets, silly stories and Shenanigans with you! My hope is that this offers you a place to feel inspired, laugh, smile, share, learn, and grow into the “atomic” and dynamic self YOU are supposed to be! Subscribe by scrolling down…

Hugs,

Shannon

And…that down there…that’s us. The Burton family. 🙂