Not a Challenge, But a Life-Long Practice

Since muting myself last week in the service of amplifying melanated voices I have grappled with how best to come back to my work because I hope to never go back to business as usual. My belief is that amplifying melanated voices should not just be seen as a challenge for a week, but as…

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…

The Only Time Audrey Hepburn Has Ever Steered Me Wrong…

I was sitting at my desk this morning when I looked over at one of my paperweights with one of my very favorite quotes ever. Except for this time when I looked at it I got angry. Have you ever heard this section of one of Audrey Hepburn's quotes? "I believe happiest girls are the…

Lessons from My Daddy

To the Daddy that asked me when I first started dating Domi, "Honey, does he treat you right?" And my answer was, "Sometimes he even looks at me the way you do." I love you. I was a blessed little girl with two adoring and doting fathers and today is one of those fathers’ birthdays.…

My Quarantine Buddy

To the days where we could be out and about and I still remembered how to put makeup on... So, here we are. Another week, some more physical distancing. I realized that while I have been talking a lot about how I have been feeling during this crazy time, without really thinking about how it…

Is There Anything Else to Talk About?

Hi Friends! Chelsea here. First of all, I have the sweetest neighbor in the world that left notes on all of our doors this morning asking for our numbers so we can take care of each other. Makes my heart so full!! My neighbor is an incredible example during such a crazy time, take note…

Our New Friends

A couple of months ago, when Domi started school, he came home and proclaimed, “I found some really cool friends!” I was so excited. We had, had a dry spell when it came to finding friends that lived near-ish to us, that were close-ish to our age that wanted to do the same things we…

Bat Mitzvah Meltdown

At least you know if it ended with me in cat ears it has a happy ending... The class was almost over. We were all laying on our mats in savasana when the teacher said, “some days are challenging. Okay, a lot of days are challenging. But at the end of the day if you…

Today Will Be a Better Day

I had a rough day yesterday. Domi started his master's program and it is ending up being much more time consuming than we expected. Which means I'm on my own more than usual at work and that was scary. I spent a lot of the day crying. I think I was mostly afraid of feeling…

My Heart is Not a Piece of Pie

Hi. I am Chelsea (Hi, Chelsea) and I am a stage five clinger. I always felt like my friends were slightly out of my reach. They were a little too cool, a little too everything to want to be my friends. So, when I felt friends slipping away I started to hang on and hang…