Chelsea’s Blog

The girl with five names
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What I’ve Learned From Bumblebees

I’ve always thought that bumblebees were kind of cute. I mean, I’m not sure if “cute” is the right word, but there was something about them. They aren’t scary like other bees, they’re all fluffy looking, covered in pollen, they remind me of summer, and they put a smile on my face, but it wasn’t […]

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Your Wishes Don’t Have to Be a Secret

You go to a birthday party. The cake comes out. Everyone says to the birthday person, “Okay! Make a wish!” The birthday person closes their eyes, makes a wish and blows out the candles. “What did you wish for?” Someone in the crowd asks. Every head turns to stare—doesn’t that person know better than to […]

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How To Give Yourself More Grace-Tools From a Student Pilot

A few days ago, I woke up feeling crappy. That feeling you get when you know a cold is coming on. That sluggish, icky, I’m fine, but I’m not really fine feeling. My very first thought was, not now please. (Honestly though, when is there a convenient time to get sick?) And because of the […]

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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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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 […]

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Well, Isn’t This a Clusterf*?$

A clusterf%$# is really the only way I can describe how I have felt the last few days. I would love to sit here and say I am handling all of the craziness outside–the social distancing, the quarantining, the working from home, well, but I am not handling it all that well. I stopped exercising. […]

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Hug Your Chicken

When you walk into the supermarket and there is nothing left on the shelves it’s very hard not to panic. When you are told to stop hugging. When you are told to isolate yourself from the outside world, that too, makes it really hard not to freak out. When you aren’t getting good information or […]

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I Am NOT a Newbie!

Last week I sat on my yoga mat, already sweating from the heat of the room. Only it wasn’t just the heat that was making me sweat. It was the idea that the teacher might ask if it was my first time. And guess what? It was my first time at a new studio. I […]

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Next Stop: Priority Station

This week I had to either reschedule or cancel so many plans I wondered why I even made them in the first place. This is not uncommon for me. I want so badly to say yes to everything and everyone that I say yes without really thinking or looking at my calendar. I end up […]

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I Will Not Eat Your Comparison Pie

Comparison is bad news bears. Comparison takes the joy that I am holding so delicately in my hand like the most perfect little flower and crushes it with a hammer the size of Venus. How do we cope with comparison? Why do we compare? I wake up in the morning and immediately it begins, the […]

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