52 Rivers. 52 Weeks.

My passion is fly-fishing and libraries. In 2013, I fly-fished a river a week, blogged and wrote essays, hoping to inspire others. In 2014, I wrote a book about the adventure (available in December 2014 on this website.)

As a librarian, I learned the value of storytelling, both from the experts in the field and in my own experiences. I believe that stories are integral to our survival because they help us to experiment with our emotions and strategize on the challenges we face in life.

In my blog, and now my book, I’ve told a lot of stories. They are about fly-fishing, the outdoors, traveling, people, challenges, joys and fears. I took leaps and stumbled although I always learned something valuable. In the end, my stories are meant to give you courage and inspiration to pursue your own path to a more passionate life. I plan on telling a lot more stories.

-Shelley Walchak