About Chekara

My name is Chekara.
(pronounced: CHE-KAIR-ruh
22 | East Coast, USA
I am passionate about so many different things… I enjoy long walks around the mall, watching any type of crime drama and pretty much any renovation show on HGTV, snuggling under a fuzzy blanket and reading a crazy good book, snapping pictures of my favorite moments, trying delicious new food places, dancing my life away and teaching group fitness classes (Zumba, Cardio Hip Hop, and Buns, Bootcamp style classes!), and traveling the world and exploring new places.
I am many things: a daughter, a sister, a college student, a fitness instructor, but most of importantly I’m still figuring it all out. “By grace through faith.”


I love writing and telling stories. I love taking pictures and capturing moments.  I love traveling although I don’t do it as much as I would like. I started Shades of Chekara in 2014 because I figured that a blog would be a great centralized space for me to share those parts of my life – the different shades that make up who I am – with my family and friends from near and far. It started off as me sharing the occasional story about my travels, restaurant recommendations, and tips for college students. I’m not yet sure how I want this platform to grow, but I’m excited for whatever the next step might be!
I believe that everyone has a story to tell; maybe some day I can inspire someone with mine. But for right now, I’m just along for the ride and enjoying the journey!



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