Chelsea’s Blog

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Pearls and Breadcrumbs

My friend KC and I were exchanging a myriad of voice memos the other day and we kept talking about how so many things have just randomly popped up in our lives. People we didn’t expect. Job opportunities we never saw coming. I sat down at my computer to work and saw my phone ping […]

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My Value Is Not My Accomplishments

“Hey, can you talk later this afternoon?” A friend of mine texted me a few mornings ago. I started typing and kept deleting my answer to a seemingly innocuous question. I really wanted to talk to her, but a part of me felt super guilty that I would be taking time out of my day […]

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Tea and Warm Fuzzies

Today is all about taking a pause even if only for thirty seconds or one minute to center yourself. It’s so easy to get swept away in the stress and anxiety of the day, so let’s just be together here for a few moments so I can give you my latest and favorite ways to […]

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Climbing to No Everest

Having faith is complicated and requires an element of trust, however, I sometimes find it’s one of the best ways forward. I have had a lot of people I love walk out of my life. Sometimes for no reason, sometimes with very good reason, and sometimes very much with me clinging to them begging them […]

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How to Relax When You Suck at Relaxing…

For some people relaxing comes naturally. For others, like myself, relaxing is less natural. So, I’m giving you my weird, yet strange method for how to calm myself down on vacation. I know…it seems like an oxymoron…just hear me out, okay?? I love you, I hope you have a happy day and best of luck […]

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Relaxation for Overachievers

Relaxing at the drop of a hat has never really been my strong suit, especially on weekends. It’s one thing when you’re on vacation, but when it’s Saturday and I start to feel guilty about emails piling up or feeling like I should be getting ahead on work for the week ahead to make my […]

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Rejection Is My Light-Up Gameshow Arrow

I started to put together my manuscript and proposal of my memoir to submit to publishers and started to panic just a bit. What if I should do one more revision? What if I should have one more person read over it? What if they hate it? It’s my life story, does that mean they […]

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Pressurized Human

A few months ago I sat ensconced in pillows, on our sofa scrolling through my phone. (#mostof2020.) I came across an apology video from Ellen DeGeneres on Instagram after the whole debacle she had this summer. I didn’t know the ins and outs of what happened…I don’t pay much attention to celebrity news, but I […]

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The Unrealized Broken Heart

I used to think I had never had my heart broken because I had never been in love until I met Domi. I thought you could only ever really have your heartbroken by someone you were in love with. I believed this until I was on the phone with a friend talking about how hard […]

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Scary Honesty in Service of Growth

Authority. Some of us have it, some of us don’t. Some are afraid of it, some rebel against it, some want anything and any way to gain it. And many of us, myself included, have a complicated relationship with it. I used to work in a customer service industry. The client was always right and […]

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