Hey x, I’m Samantha Jayneen.
As you know, a lifestyle blog encompasses well just that “your lifestyle”. So what you’ll see here are all things that I prioritize in my life: travel, personal growth, fitness and overall wellness. I’m here to promote an active lifestyle and self-love beyond anything else. I’ve been to 24 countries and counting, all within the last three years of my life. I don’t do well sitting still, being stagnant, and letting time pass without setting and achieving new goals.
I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hi., then moved to Portland, Oregon, when I was fifteen to further my competitive skating career. Oh yeah, there’s that…I grew up in Hawaii, but was a competitive ice skater. Pretty backwards huh? I competed all throughout high school, and experienced intense amounts of self-doubt, body image misconceptions, and an unhealthy relationship with food. I want to share my story and experiences to help others see that their self-worth doesn’t reflect their body and promote a healthy relationship with food. After high school, I left my competitive career to attend Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington where I earned a major in Communications and minor in Fashion Merchandising in Apparel Design.
After graduation, I moved across the world to New Zealand, where I interned for several months at Lily and Louis Public Relations. This was my first big trip out of the country by myself. During my time there, I managed social media campaigns for several different companies, wrote press releases for a multitude of different companies, and marketed high profile events through brand ambassadors and media.
But life for me has taken a complete 180. I chose to leave the secure planned out life I had with a boy, a future career, and an apartment to do what I always wanted to do as a little girl.
Now I am a professional ice skater performing in shows around the world. You can currently find my address in the middle of the ocean for the second time. In November of 2018, I left for the Oasis of the Seas, the first professional ice skating contracts of many. So much about what I thought I wanted and who I wanted to be changed on that first contract. I met people from around the world, explored both the caribbean and european itineraries, experienced heartbreak and a whirlwind of emotion through different flings and self exploration; needless to say, I loved the adventure. One contract turned to another, and a few months after my first contract ended, my second on began on the Voyager of the Seas touring the South Pacific. I realized life is ever changing, out of my control, challenging me to take it as it comes and embrace adventure.
Fast forward to the end of my second contract and the global pandemic hit, taking the cruise industry by storm and knocking me off my feet. The beginning of the pandemic began while I was still away on tour, leading to several months of lockdown on the cruise ship. When I finally returned home, the new life I had chosen to lead had been taken away and not an option. This past year has been a swim for survival, drowning somedays and floating others. I’ve been making the most of it, waiting for my life to resume out at sea, performing, traveling and doing what I love. Follow for more…
Ironically, I’m a planner, but I’ve thrown caution to the wind, given up everything in my life that is stable and certain, and decided to somehow live my life on the edge. I love planners, organizational lists, and throwing them all away to take on spontaneous adventures.
Late mornings are my favorite because breakfast and coffee is a big event for me,
Fitness plays a crucial role in my life, makes me feel productive and motivated for the day thats ahead.
I want all women (and men) to learn to love their bodies and acknowledge that their worth isn’t reflected in their appearance.
I’m a bit scatter brained, yet I have a tendency to hyper-focus on specific things, sometimes to a fault.
I love to inspire others, explore new relationships and I wear my heart on my sleeve.
I’m in for the adventures that this world has and I can’t wait to share more of them and more of who I am with all of you.
To contact and collaborate, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org. For brand affiliate links please check out the shopper link in the social bar.