Chelsea’s Blog

The girl with five names
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There Is No Putting Toothpaste Back In the Tube

I would love to sit up here on my little soap box and proselytize my beliefs. I would love to be able to do that and still call myself an open person, but I am no longer sure that that is the most effective way to change hearts and minds and build a more unified […]

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Take-Out Menus Became My Nemesis

It comes as no surprise to most people that I have control issues…mostly because I talk about having them all the time. Control issues are all about a fear of something going out of control (obvi) and fear of the unknown. So, basically, COVID-times are a nightmare for anyone with control issues laced with anxiety […]

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What to Do When What You Do Isn’t Everything.

            We all have so many roles that we fulfill in life. Like more than you realize you have. Seriously take a moment and think of some of the roles you have or the labels you give yourself…there’s a bunch, right? (Wife, daughter, puppy mom, writer, speaker, traveler, home cook…those are some of mine just to […]

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Sep 22
Exploration

Can Openers Really Do Slow Me Down

I very commonly am running at about a million miles per minute. I think a part of that comes from not wanting to deal with/think about things going on in the world or fears that I have and a part of it is always that damn proving my worth.  As the tornado of my mind […]

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Celebrating is Not a Four-Letter Word…Literally

It’s such a weird time right now and sometimes it doesn’t feel like there is anything to celebrate. The funny thing about my family though is that we always seem to keep celebrating even the tiniest things. We are a family of over-sharers and perhaps also a family of over-celebrators. In these really tough, confusing, […]

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I Know Now That I Want the Chicken, I Love You, And I’m Going to Do What’s Best for Me.

Making decisions is hard for me. I have a hard time moving forward when I don’t feel like everyone I know and love is on my side and is 100% on board. Well, the thing is, I have a lot of people I know and love and the likelihood that we’re ALL always going to […]

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My Accidental Preference for a Hamster Wheel of Stress

I have not been sleeping very well lately. But in particular, a few days ago it had been rough. Our alarm went off at six am and it felt like the middle of the night. I had this nagging cough I could not shake (don’t worry I’ve been tested, it’s not COVID) and it made […]

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Sep 8
Exploration

Productivity in the Time of Corona

I was sitting at the dining room table getting work done. Things were moving slower than I expected and I noticed our puppy, Moe, starting to get a little antsy. He’s a high energy little dude and sometimes when I go too long without playing with him or taking him for a walk his energy […]

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Sep 4
Exploration

Where Dreaming Meets Manifestation

I was never the most naturally gifted dancer. I was never the best in the class, but man, I was dedicated as all get out. I started dancing when I was three years old teetering around in a mommy and me class…but with my Dad, of course. As I got older I started to try […]

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Willingness to Dream

I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer. Yes, sometimes my head gets stuck in the clouds, but more often than not my dreaming leads to my belief in my ability to achieve. Dreaming isn’t necessarily a solution, but a springboard. A willingness to dream can open you up to possibilities that maybe you believed […]

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