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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.
1. I am insanely afraid of whales. Not like, “Oh I think whales are scary,” but more like I get hot and clammy and anxious even talking about whales. Whenever I’m in the ocean, no matter how shallow the water is, every time my foot touches something (like, you know, the sand) my first thought is honestly always it’s a whale and I’m going to die.
I’m very rational.
2. I write a to-do list every single day with every single thing I need to do on it.
3. I hate window shopping. I don’t mind going shopping and not finding anything, but I hate shopping without the intention or option of buying things.
4. When I was 22, I woke up one day covered in hives. Then really weird stuff started happening to me (like, my arms would randomly go numb and I would drop whatever I was holding, or my nose would randomly start gushing blood). Turns out, I developed severe allergies to basically everything overnight. To make a long story short, I had to do an extreme version of the elimination diet for about a year and a half, and was able to add most things back in. The allergies that have stuck around that suck the most are pineapple (because it’s in every tropical drink ever) and cucumber (because it’s in every sushi roll ever).
5. Loyalty is insanely important to me. If we’re friends and you’re arguing with someone and I know you’re wrong, I will still stand beside you and back you up until the cows come home. When we’re alone, I’ll tell you that you’re an idiot, but I’ll always have your back.
6. When I started college, I was an elementary education major. I thought I wanted to be a teacher. Actually, I’m not even sure that’s true…I think I just had to pick something and that sounded like something I’d be good at, so I picked it. I made it all the way to my student-teaching (horrid experience) before I realized I didn’t want to spend every day doing this. I called my dad sobbing junior year and he calmly told me there was nothing stopping me from changing my mind, not even the thousands of dollars he’d paid for all those education classes and certifications. I hung up and marched right to the registrar’s office and changed my major to English.
7. My first memory is of being in my parent’s wedding. I don’t remember the actual wedding part, but I remember someone putting stick-on-earrings on me before pictures, and I remember playing with my Angelina ballerina set before the wedding with my cousin.
8. I am an extremely laid back mom, which I did not see coming. Jack has never had a bedtime, I don’t restrict screentime, and I let him eat anything. We’re both happy, so I think it’s working. The only thing I’m uptight about is who I’ll leave him alone with…that’s a very short list.
9. I’m a Plexus lover. My friend started selling it awhile back, and I have a rule that if a good friend starts their own business/starts selling something, I’ll buy from them at least once, because we should support each other! But plot twist, it seriously worked for me and I’m seriously obsessed with it.
10. I passionately hated coconut until I was 17. Then I accidentally ordered pasta that had coconut in the sauce and now me and coconut are 8 years into our passionate love affair.
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