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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
On this blog we talk about the big things (like chasing dreams) and the small things (like what books we're reading) because happiness comes in all sizes.
Some of my favorite posts ever are the lists of people who need to stop killing my vibe (here and here). I think we have established that there are rude people who can’t keep their thoughts to themselves pretty much everywhere you go, but let me just tell you…those people come crawling out of the woodwork when you’re pregnant. It’s like your growing stomach is an open invitation for strangers to come up to you and say inappropriate/rude/bizarre things.
When I was pregnant, I kept a list on my phone of these things to use for a blog post. And then I forgot all about it, because, you know, I was having baby. But I found it this morning, and so I present to you: The Pregnancy Edition of People Who Need to Stop Killing My Vibe.
People who say, “You look tired!”
And then wait, as if I am going to explain why I look so tired. Because surely it couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that I AM GROWING A HUMAN.
People who say, “No more of that! Life as you know it is over!”
Sure. Also, when you get a new job, life as you know it is over. Or when you move, life as you know it is over. My life is changing, it is not over.
People who tell me they can tell I’m definitely hang a girl, no matter what the ultrasound says.
I mean, I have a pretty graphically obvious picture on my fridge that says otherwise, but okay.
People who ask me how much weight I have gained.
See also: People who now ask me how much weight I’ve lost.
People who ask, “Yes, but is your HUSBAND really happy?”
I actually got this one a lot. It’s always asked like, “But did he actually want a baby?” As if this is a one person job.
No, I secretly got myself pregnant on purpose and now I’m making him stay with me through his misery..why don’t you let me tell you all the juicy details?
Also, I’m fine, thanks for asking.
Anyone who sees pregnancy as an invitation to tell me a horror story about something terrible that happened to their friend when she was pregnant.
And most recently: People who like to retroactively tell me what I did wrong when I was pregnant.
I know you guys have some of these! Please oh please share them.
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