Chelsea’s Blog

The girl with five names
post thumbnail

Fully Baked Unnecessary Rage

Things rarely go as you’d expect them to. Especially not when you tell others to get better about managing their expectations, handling their disappointments, and setting goals. I closed my computer and walked downstairs on Tuesday preparing to upload my post. I had spent much longer than usual editing my video and was ready to […]

Read More
post thumbnail

Expectation Versus Reality

Who hasn’t posted something on social media entitled expectation vs. reality?  I think we would all raise our hands if someone asked us if we have ever been disappointed by our expectations…so I thought on this a bit and tried to figure out a way forward… Happy day, Friends. Sending you so much love and […]

Read More
post thumbnail
May 22
Exploration

Fistfights and Unlocking Joy

As I watched two people in front of me in a socially distanced line at a coffee shop almost get into a fistfight, I was snapped out of my reverie. I had been standing there, thinking about what I wanted to write about today. I was in my own little world thinking on joy and […]

Read More
post thumbnail

Are we allowed to feel joy right now?

What is happiness and what is joy? I decided to really break it down for myself. People tend to think of me as a supremely happy person, which to an extent is true, but sometimes I feel like that doesn’t cover it for me. Outwardly I may appear simply happy, where inwardly I think there’s […]

Read More
post thumbnail

Lost in Relaxation OR My Husband Occasionally Looks Like a Hurt Puppy

Domi wandered downstairs looking lost in his own home. It was the first day of no school in three and a half years. I had told him to also take off work for a few weeks so he could just relax and enjoy himself. It was time for a break for my boy. He was […]

Read More
post thumbnail

My Four-Legged Yoda

I am so silly. We got a puppy and I thought we were doing all the teaching. Sit, down, stay. Repeat. Turns out Moe had some lessons he wanted to teach me. And he’s doing a darn good job of it. Never have I had a more adorable teacher, nor a teacher that needs quite […]

Read More
post thumbnail

My Pen. My Paper. The Universe and Me.

Judgment. Even the word sounds icky. It’s not fun when we are judged and ultimately judging others doesn’t feel so good either. I put it out into the Universe this week that I was going to get better at handling judgment from the outside world and from people that I love very much (little bit […]

Read More
post thumbnail

Popular and Best Aren’t Synonyms

As a teenager, shockingly, I was really good at remembering that being popular and choosing what was best for me were oftentimes very different things and that choosing what was best for me really outweighed caring whether I was popular or not. Then I grew up and needed a reminder. So, I am breaking it […]

Read More
post thumbnail

Write. Redefine. Thank. or Why I am Grateful to be a Stage 5 Clinger…

Relentless. The word most used by my family to describe me. And up until about a week ago, I thought it was a bad thing. Then I realized I actually need to thank my family for giving me that descriptor. It’s actually the very best thing about me.So, maybe those words that have become associated […]

Read More