My name is Shaniya Vance. I’m a twenty-something year old from the East Coast of Canada. Where on the East Coast you ask? Literally, as far east as you can drive – good ol’ Cape Breton Island.

Since there’s next to nothing to do here, I grew up CONSTANTLY on the go. I started dance before I was 2 and finally took a break from competitive activities/sports at 20. I mean, I took a break from actually participating. (Until last week, but I wouldn’t consider running to first base a couple times “on the go”).

From 2014-2016, I was a varsity volleyball player at my university in Fredericton, NB. I LOVED being competitive, whether it was a game, a practice, or even a simple task – I was the girl people would probably call a try-hard. I was honestly living the dream life of high school Shaniya, until I was diagnosed with Celiac after my first year. Let’s be honest, I went through some shit. My body changed, my mind changed and I changed as a person. I ended up dropping out of my BA, due to lack of interest and quit volleyball. I said I would NEVER move home, and guess what I did. I moved home.

I ended up helping coach my high school volleyball team and I was totally okay with that. For the first time in my life, I had FREE time (well I mean the time I wasn’t working) and it was a w e s o m e. I was stress-free and surrounded by some of the best people in my life, instead of being an 8-hour drive away. I started working with the Government and accepted a 6 month contract. Since my contract has ended, I don’t have a single commitment. And that’s exactly how I ended up here.

So I guess the purpose of this blog is to rant about food (gluten free food to be exact), my travels and honestly, whatever the fuck I feel like writing about. I am definitely (I had to google this so I did not spell it wrong) not an English major, actually, I actually didn’t major in anything, so no judging PLEASE. 🙂

I can’t say I know a lot about a little, but I do know a lot about a little. (Does that make sense??) So get ready for my personal preferences, opinions and my wanna-be photography.


CONTACT: shaniyavance1995@gmail.com