My Story

Hello everyone and welcome to my little sliver of the cyber-world! This is my FIRST post on the start of my new blog. Most of you may already know me from other social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook or maybe you have even already read my photographer introduction on my website. But in case I'm still a stranger, allow me to introduce myself! My name is Melanie Cisler. I am small-town gal living the life I love, as a student near the big city of Milwaukee, WI. I am launching my blog on my 20th birthday. I figured, what better way is there to take on a new decade than a new adventure? If I had to be completely honest, I love where I am in life right now and where every opportunity of my life has taken me; I remember praying for the things that I have now.

I am currently halfway through the second semester of my Sophomore year at Concordia University Wisconsin. I am majoring in Rehabilitation Science, Pre-Occupational Therapy. I was recently accepted into CUW's accelerated Masters of Occupational Therapy program, which means I will be starting grad school in May! Many people probably have no clue what OT is, or maybe some of you do. No, I will not be helping people find jobs...and no, OT is not the same as PT, but I'll save all the secrets of my future profession for another blog post! ;) Although these next few years will require so much dedication, I am beyond excited to start taking courses that are more specific to my program, and I cannot wait to do my dream job EVERYDAY. If you love what you do you'll never work a day in your life, right?

I began my photography journey in April of 2018. Although I have been passionate about photography my whole life and have always been the girl who captures cute candids of her friends, I officially began taking on paid clients about a year ago. I am so blessed to have had those first few clients take a leap of faith and book me...yes, ME! I transitioned from shooting friends for fun to having several bookings a weekend while earning a profit doing what I love. I am in no way a "professional" photographer, and I definitely have a lot to learn, but I am seriously so proud of how far I have come (and I can't wait to see how far I can go). Never forget that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to. Seriously, if cauliflower can somehow become pizza, you, my friend, can do anything!

I have recently started becoming more active on my personal Instagram account (@melanie.cisler), which has inspired me to get this crazy idea of starting a blog. I downloaded the app many years ago (seriously, probably middle school) and have been posting random content ranging from selfies, friends, slightly above average adventures, and of course way too many sappy posts about my boyfriend. If I had to be honest, I can't say that this will change, but I'm hoping to add meaning to my posts. I have a wide range of passions and I have so much to share with you; I hope you're ready to go on this spontaneous journey with me! I plan on covering a variety of topics and sharing with you everything I love, my favorite life hacks and advice, my adventures, etc. The cool thing about having your own blog is being able to write about whatever YOU want, who doesn't love freedom, am I right? This blog could take off in so many different directions, but for now, it will be unstructured, spontaneous, and unfiltered. I hope my blog can give you a deeper insight into who I am, and I hope that (maybe) my passions can inspire you to follow some dreams of your own and to LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE!

Thank you to all my followers and supporters this far; your interest and your endless love will forever mean the world to me! Please don't hesitate to reach out with feedback or questions---shoot me a DM, whatever it may be... we're all friends here, and I'd LOVE to hear from you! :)

In the wise words of my girl Shania, LET'S GO GIRLS!! Stay tuned for updated content on my blog and Instagram; I can't wait to share the world with you all.

Here's to a new adventure. Here's to my Twenties.


March 12th, 2019

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