Chelsea’s Blog

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Aug 25
Exploration

The Annihilation of the Word “Just”

I am not talking about the incredibly important use of the word just as in justice and justly. I am talking about the much less important use. As in: just curious, just asking, just wondering. The word, just, has become such a fixture in my vocabulary and I’m not sure when it made this entrance. […]

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A Blunt Six Year Old With a Master Plan

When I was six, my separation anxiety from my parents was at its peak. The thought of a sleepover was utterly terrifying, which is why my parents thought that maybe sleeping over at my Auntie Melanie’s, one of my very special, chosen Aunties would be a good stepping stone before staying at a friend’s house. […]

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Honey, This Was Not the Plan

I am a stickler for being organized and having a plan. A good plan to me is like the world’s most incredible security blanket. I feel safe and warm and wrapped-up in having control. Well, what happens when you take one hyper-organized person and pair her with someone who thrives off of spontaneity? Well, at […]

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Is it Too Much to Ask?

I was sitting on my parents’ deck earlier this week trying to meditate. It was not going well. I could not concentrate for the life of me. I was too focused on all these things I wanted to say to people but was refusing to. I started wondering what the heck was going on. I […]

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The Terrifying Thought of My Future Offspring

Domi and I think a lot about our future children. We have pretty much since the day we met (yes, I know, we’re crazy people). I guess, sometimes that’s just what you do when you’re excited to have kids, but not quite ready for the actual endeavor of bringing tiny humans into the world.   Lately, […]

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Aug 7
Inspiration

Floating in the Infinite

            A long time ago, on an adventure with my Dad in Hawaii, we decided to swim way out into the ocean. I was only about ten or eleven years old and thankfully a very strong swimmer. We just kept swimming and swimming until we reached a rock formation that stuck out of the water […]

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Life is not a To Do List

Domi (my hubs) has been studying late into the night for his CPA exam and working almost around the clock. I have found myself, especially, in the last few days creating things for myself to do so that I can be just as exhausted, stressed, and busy as him. While he studies I do laundry. […]

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Feel Hugged and Take a Breath

I have one solid reminder for you today and that is to please, please, please remember to BREATHE! When you aren’t breathing it is easy to start to panic and to start to stress about every little thing. I know that feeling so well. The feeling of an entire continent sitting on your chest. So, […]

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Eternal Optimism or a Way of Life?

I am in a book club currently that focuses on works of anti-racism and in our last meeting, one participant said to me, “I think we missed all the warnings and the signals and the signs and it’s too late for our country. It’s just too late.” I was taken aback by this because I […]

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Jul 11
Exploration

Time for a Check-in…Are We Looking Out or Looking In?

When I was deciding where I wanted to go to college it ultimately came down to two schools. Over months I had watch rejection after rejection come in from almost every school I applied to. I had one school that was considered one of the top programs for musical theatre (which is what I wanted […]

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