"The want to inspire girls and women of all ages has always been a passion of mine. I feel the need to do this, not because I have to, but because my heart desires it. I want women all over the world to feel and experience confidence, and if I can help just a few to obtain that, then my words were more than a success."
As a young girl born and raised in a small Florida based country town, Taryn always knew she was a small town girl with big hopes, and even bigger dreams.
"Growing up, despite feeling I had all odds against me, I always knew I wanted more out of life. I wanted to travel the world, I wanted to really achieve my goals and dreams, and most of all, I wanted to Inspire. I wanted to show women all over the world, that your thoughts are the blueprints to your life, and with the right attitude and mentality, anything is achievable."
This type of mentality is what paved the road for Taryn building her reputation as a swimsuit model and TV personality. Swimsuit modeling started off as a hobby for Taryn, but shortly after escalated into more of a day job and introduced her into the world of television. She began shooting for many swimsuit brands and magazines, going on national tours for signings, appearing in commercials and small acting roles, and even landing her own segment as a host on a local television station.
"For me, It was just kind of something that happened, learning to be in front of a camera is what built my confidence and I have everything to thank for that. I also love to live a healthy and active lifestyle, and swimsuit modeling helped me to embrace those aspects of my life, it's this stage in my life where I learned I had a deep understanding and passion for the importance of health and maintaining an active lifestyle."
It was this stage in her life that really introduced her to a whole new way of looking at and experiencing life. Modeling and acting is what opened up the doors to many opportunities in her life, allowing her to travel often nationally and to gain experience and exposure. However, she felt that she wanted more of a voice. She wanted to have a place where she could express herself and be heard, not just through swimsuit photographs and staged filming's.
"I wanted to start my blog so that I have a place where I can be not just another photograph, or blogger, but a place where I could be a voice, and really express myself through my passion for fashion, health & wellness, or simply through my journey. A place where people can get to know me, because everything I post and write will be a direct reflection of the real me. Its important to have your individuality, and let it shine. It's all about waking up every morning with a purpose, and fulfilling that obligation to yourself and your heart."
Its when Taryn made the decision to leave America behind and move to Europe that her world as she knew it really changed. After living in Miami Beach for a year, she decided to take the chance, make the leap of faith and create a life in Europe. Although she still spends much time back in her home country, she still insists that starting a life in a different country has definitely been her ultimate challenge and something she never dreamed of doing in a million years.
"I seem to be really good at throwing myself out of my comfort zones and turning my world upside down" she laughs. "No, but honestly I think that everything leading up to this point in my life was for a reason, and I've been grateful. As an American living in Europe, day to day life sometimes definitely has its challenges, but I moved here for a good reason and with great intentions, so I'm determined to make this chapter in my life a great one. I'm happy embarking on this new journey, and helping to inspire all women to never be scared to follow your heart, and see where life takes you."