I’m Shelby Huff and I’m a writer. I’m as ENFP as they come, a naturalist, and enthusiastic about just about everything I encounter, but particularly wild animals, good food and quotable characters.
I hail from the Pacific Northwest, ping-ponged my way across the better part of the Americas for a few years, living out of service, out of a backpack and sometimes out of my truck. From Argentina & Uruguay to the North Cascades, down the West Coast, to a boat in the Virgin Islands, Wyoming, Alaska and Montana, to Wyoming again, and to Tasmania and New Zealand by bike. I now call the Pacific Northwest home (again).
I write to reflect, to document, to play with words, share what I learn and what I experience — the high highs and low lows of a life lived on my own terms. I write to make art and to live it. I write to, in the words of fellow ENFP Anais Nin, “to taste life twice.”
I write about the splendors and struggles, and the romance and reality of the places and wild world we live in. When I’m not on this wild goose chase of becoming a writer, I can be found compulsively researching Meyers Briggs personality types, attempting to identify every bird in view, on a mountain, or on some sort of boat.
This blog is my tribute to the wild — to the people, places, and wild within.
“There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other, and the relation of people to land.” -Aldo Leopold
Wherefore Wildlife Ecology (unpublished manuscripts), in His Life and Work.