A Cure for the Mondays…on a Tuesday

This morning I was having a serious case of the Mondays even thought it’s a Tuesday... The idea of moving sounded hard—let alone negotiating real estate transactions. But then I remembered something… I come from a family of car dancers. A good song comes on while we’re on our way somewhere and we just can’t…

My Presence Begs a lot of Questions

I’ve done a lot of explaining my whole life. My family and the way we looked never quite made immediate sense to people. Our mere presence in a room had to be explained because we were confusing to the world. It’s not like there was Modern Family or Glee on TV in 1993. Every time…

Dear Uncle Herb, where did I come from?

For most kids the question of, "where did I come from" has a much simpler answer than it did for me. So, of course, when I was about four and a half and I asked my Dad, where I came from he had to think on his feet for the easiest way to explain things.…

Dream, Write, Let go…

I believe that I can manifest anything in the world by putting it out into the universe and then working hard on the things I know I can change and then just letting go. Sometimes I forget that when I was 15 one of my parent’s more “spiritually inclined” friends gave me a candle and a…

Baby Chelsea dressed as a clown

Dear Uncle Herb…

When I was a wee one my Uncle Herb (who was really a family friend) told my Dad that every time I did something funny or noteworthy that he should write Herb an email so that he could be the keeper of the Chelsea story vault. A few years ago, Uncle Herb sent my Dad…

Daddy always said, “Say Your Prayers”

Sunset in my personal land of dreams I always had trouble sleeping as a kid. I always wanted to sleep in my parents bed and every time I tried to sleep in my own bed there was somewhat of an emotional breakdown. I didn’t want to. I was so scared. And let’s face it, I…

Take the Unknown and Make it Known

The scariest thing in the world is stuff we don’t know. It’s why so many folks are afraid of gay people, they just don’t have any personal experience with someone gay to know they’re not any different than straight people. The unknown is always the scariest. But the cool thing about the unknown is once…

I Can Be Anything I Want to Be

I am essentially afraid of so many things. I worry constantly. I think some of it has to do with wanting people to like me because at my core I am the most people-y of people pleasers you’ll ever meet. Ok, so a lot of it has to do with wanting the people around me…

To The Sun and The Moon and Back

“We love you to the sun and the moon and back” said Dad as he turned on my night light and kissed me on the head. It was really more symbolic than anything. Both of my parents knew it would be a matter of minutes before they heard the soft patter of my feet on…