Getting to Know: Oceans

Happy Wednesday! For all of those working and summer-schoolin’, keep your head up!! The week is almost over. Sorry for the late guest post – Cambria and I both just got back from traveling, so getting our schedules to match and our emails to make it back and forth was a little hard at first, but no worries! Please keep reading to get to know Cambria and her blog, Oceans.

What’s your blog’s name, and why? I chose the name Oceans for my blog because the ocean is moving, peaceful, and symbolic to me. A variety of emotions can be captured in Oceans, just as the ocean constantly moves and transforms as do each and every one of us. Personally, the ocean is a sign of strength, understanding, peace, and HOME. It symbolizes an adventure, self-understanding, beauty, and passion. It is the strongest force on Earth and has the ability to transform our point of view.

How long have you been blogging? I have been blogging since April 2014 (just over a year), but when I was in seventh grade I got in trouble with my parents for starting a blog using the public library computers, so you could say I’ve had a liking to it since then. My blog solely began as a way to track my adventures study abroad in Florence, Italy and has had the opportunity to expand and grow throughout the last 15 months just as I have.

Fill in the blank: When I’m not blogging, I am… discovering the essence of beautiful adventures, creating wonderful aesthetics, finding endless inspiration, & learning to live in love with God.

What’s one thing about your blog that makes you proud? I am proud of my blog’s ability to establish a voice for itself among travel and lifestyle bloggers and inspire other young adults to get out in the world and experience it while still furthering education.

Those who read Always, S can click over to your blog to find adventure (tons of travel posts, trips, and tips), inspiration & life motivation, an appreciation of beautiful aesthetics, paired with a passion for fitness and health.

Three random facts: 1) When I was five I was so excited to meet Cinderella that I threw up on her…. 2) I had three concussions in a two month period. 3) My car is named Nigel, after Nigel Thornberry from The Wild Thornberries.

Summer must-haves: iPad, iPhone, Canon camera, watermelon & pineapples, running shoes & sports bras, bathing suits, a cute fluffy blue towel to lay out on the beach with, a large blue water bottle, surfboard, leather tote bag, aviator sunglasses, Love Does, Girl Boss, & The Road

If you had to be stranded on a deserted island with one person who would you want that one person to be? My little sister because she inspires me, pushes, and always supports me. She is funny, sweet, and sassy all in one and I think about her every single day. I love supporting her and being there for her and being on a deserted island with her would definitely lead to some interesting and thought provoking conversations.

Furthest you’ve traveled from your home: In miles, the furthest I have traveled from my home in Santa Monica, California is Buenos Aires, Argentina. The furthest I have felt from my home is when I visited Auschwitz, Poland.

Mountains or beach? Growing up I was lucky enough to have mountains on the beach…so can I choose there? Between the two however, the beach will always hold a special place in my heart.

Your dream job? My dream job would to be to serve my country and make a difference in the world through policy and legislation. My dream goal is to create impact through social understanding, communication, and global efforts to live in love and create a world that focuses on lifting each other up.

Who or what inspires you? I am inspired by adventure and living in love. The phrase “Live in Love” launches me toward and inspires me to establish a life filled with love, compassion, understanding, and passion.

Fill in the blank: I can’t stop listening to… American Oxygen by Rihanna…to be honest after I watched the music video I started to tear up a little bit because the song has so many layers and interpretations but is always very fun to listen to.

Your favorite post from your blog: 10 Bucket List Adventures because it is a collaboration of two of my passions- travel and personal discovery.

Your most recent post: 15 Months Later


 

Cambria, thank you so much for sharing the story behind your blog and writing for Always, S! Readers, Cambria’s blog Oceans has quickly become one of my favorites, but when you read, beware: you’ll leave with a serious case of wanderlust! Be sure to subscribe to new posts on Oceans and follow Cambria on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bloglovin.

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  • Thank you so so so much Savannah for featuring me on your incredible blog! You are truly an incredible person filled with love! Thank you!

    Live in Love,
    Cambria

    • Savannah

      No, thank YOU for sharing and writing for Always, S! 🙂

  • I love that she picked the name oceans! That’s so cute! And I find it so funny that you threw up on Cinderella! That sounds like something I would do! I love the Disney Princesses!

  • Oceans is SUCH a cool name for a travel blog. It evokes so many feelings and her blog represents to concept of connectivity so well. I used to have a cactus named Nigel!

    Alessandra | The PumpUp Blog

  • Her blog’s name is awesome and I cracked up about her car being named Nigel because I loved the Wild Thornberrys when I was younger.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  • Elana

    I love this series. It’s so fun to discover new bloggers. I will definitely check her blog out. I especially want to look at the bucket list since I’m always thinking about places to go.

  • OMG! I thought I was the only crazy person who had tons of concussions in short amounts of time! I’ve had 7 total- so crazy! Thanks for sharing this link up, I’m happy to have found another blogger to follow!

  • What a great interview! Cambria sounds like an amazing person and like she’s a lot of fun! I love reading about bloggers and finding new ones to read and explore, I think it’s one of the best parts of blogging and the network that follows it.

    xoxo,
    Meghan
    Southern Belle Secrets

  • Cat

    Oceans! So clever!

  • I love the name oceans! You also asked some really amazing questions. I just found a new blog to read! I’ve never heard of live in love, what an amazing concept!
    xoxo

  • Loved reading about her and her blog! The story about getting in trouble for starting a blog in 7th grade made me laugh – the same thing happened to me!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

  • I love the Ocean for the many same reasons. I think it’s such a creative name for a blog. It suits your niche well. I enjoyed looking at your blog and reading your interview.

  • She really seems like an amazing person. I love how highly she speaks of her sister. My sister and I have hit a rough patch so I only hope that one day we can feel that way about one another again! I also absolutely LOVE the name of her blog. Just the name in itself is so serene!

    Lauren
    The Fashionista’s Diary

  • Ashley

    I am absolutely in love with Cambria’s blog name! Her description of why she named her blog Oceans was absolutely fitting. Heading over to check out her blog now!

    xo Ashley
    Twenties Girl Style

  • Marie H.

    This is so great! I love being exposed to different bloggers and I can’t wait to go and check out here blog! I loved this fun little interview!

    XOXO
    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

  • Loveee her blog’s name and the interview! I always find it so fascinating to hear more from the people behind blogs. Thanks for introducing me to a new blogger!

  • Loved getting to know you a bit better and I’m SO jealous you grew up near a beach with mountains! Living the life, girl!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  • What a sweetheart! Nice to meet ya, Cambria. (: Beautiful name. And AWESOME fact that you threw up on Cinderella…was Prince Charming around to make everything ok??

    Coming Up Roses

  • I loved having the opportunity to learn more about Cambria! Wow! She is so dynamic. Excited to check out Oceans 🙂

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  • I loved this Cambria. After reading his I can tell that she has so many amazing things in store for her future. I absolutely love how passionate she is about the US and i loved her life motto/ what inspired her “Live In Love” ♥

    Felice Raina { The Kiss Of Joy }

  • I love reading about different bloggers! The name Oceans is so great 🙂

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen’s Designs

  • Cambria seems like an amazing girl. I can’t wait to go read Oceans now, and I love her motto to “live in love!”

  • I have to say I love the name too, and the meaning of the name, it is a name that truly represents her and that is awesome!

  • Love the meaning behind your blog name. The ocean is definitely the most peaceful place and next to that, this little blog land provides me with a little sanity!

  • This was so much fun to read and I love the questions you chose to ask! I loved her answer to “what inspires you”

    Jenni // The Beautiful Little Fools

  • So great meeting you Cambria!