Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Journey Forward {5}

Friends, I am writing this blog post via my brand new MacBook PRO! My original plan was to wait until Friday [pay day] to make the purchase but after making my second trip to decide exactly which MacBook to buy, I didn't want to walk away empty-handed. So, here I am. And, here I was:

Now, on to this week's post for Journey Forward. This week the prompt was to simply describe yourself. I say "simply" but really, describing myself has always been a little tough for me. So, here we go.

I'm Chelsea and up until about a month or two ago, I would have had no idea what to write here. Lately, I've been really taking the time to find myself. To find out who I really am, not who others think I am or want me to be.

I'm constantly growing and evolving. I believe that everything happens for a reason. I believe in God and His Plan. I wear my heart on my sleeve and no matter how many times I've gotten hurt, that will never stop. I'm quiet when I first meet you but could spend every hour of my day on stage either dancing or acting and be perfectly happy.

I have a deep love for homeless animals and animals needing to be rescued. I feel it is a calling of mine while here on Earth to speak for those animals and help them when often times they can't help themselves. That said, I adopted the sweetest, most fun little cat named Stella just over a year ago and look forward to the day when I can welcome some doggies into my life.

I am passionate. Motivated. And have learned to find hope in the hard times. Through the sudden and recent passing of my Mother, I have been able to reevaluate my life. I have reassessed my goals and dreams and have started manifesting the things I want to have and accomplish in this life. After experiencing some dark moments and numbing spans of time, I believe without a doubt that we are responsible for creating our own happiness. I believe in the Law of Attraction.

I love animal print, chocolate, 2-door cars, the ocean, driving across the United States, asymmetry, non-fiction books, palm trees, and big chunky jewelry.

My family means the world to me. My dreams guide me. My faith centers me me. Music lifts me. Writing makes me come alive. And the color blue puts a smile on my face.

And always, always when I get to the end of things like this, I get anxious over the possibility of having left something out. But, you know what? That's life. I'm okay with it.

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Next week's prompt:

What helps you to clear your mind? Where do you go/what do you do to re-center and re-focus yourself?

Be sure to link-up below! As always, feel free to join in on any week! :)

16 comments:

April Marie said...

Your guest post about your mom brought tears to my eyes. You are an incredibly strong woman and thanks so much for sharing your story. You seemed to speak from the inside of your gut. I guess thats the only place for the inspiration for that kind of emotional testimony. I've been following you since and I've *loving* every post. Thanks for your insight and wisdom and really looking forward to the next post :).

Jenn said...

I really like your description of yourself--it sounds like you know yourself pretty well! :)
Congrats on the new Macbook Pro! I got one this past summer and I LOVE mine :)

Torie said...

Hey girl, before I comment on your awesome post, I don't think the link-up is working :( I don't see it anyway.

Amanda C. said...

Yay, you got the macbook! That's awesome. I love your description. I can talk about nothing all day, but why do I find it so hard to talk about who I am? Maybe I just don't know.

Aimee L said...

Loved this...you are such a talented writer and you are definitely "becoming" something wonderful. The journey of finding oneself is incredibly tough. I wish you well :)

Unpublished Life said...

Brilliant post, Chelsea - a challenging one to write. It's always hard to describe yourself ...

http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.com/2012/03/journey-forward-5.html

ashley said...

ooh you lucky girl! i am so getting a macbook when my laptop gives out!

and i'm a big proponent of the idea that your thoughts create your emotions. And I think over time you can change your thoughts to produce happier emotions. it sounds strange but it really works for me!

glad to check in on your blog girl!

Ronida said...

congratulations with the macbook!
http://funandruins.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

You are truly an inspiration. You seem like an incredibly strong person. My heart and prayers go to you for losing your mom. I've got friends who've lost parents and I know it's a struggle. God will lead you and heal you.

On another note :) I just got a Mac about two months ago and am IN LOVE! Like you, I was a little impulsive with my purchase, but won't regret it! I'm so glad I found your blog! Sometimes I can hear myself in your posts. :)

CALLIE said...

I just love reading this series you started on you and the others. And each week I get mad at myself for not having participated, but I could never come up with my one word.

You are such an inspiration :)

And I believe big congrats are in order on your big purchase!!! SOOOO J!!

Olga said...

Just found your blog and I love your honesty. It is very genuine and refreshing!

http://olgasrecord.blogspot.com/

Kristine said...

Oh girl I'm right there with you when it comes to animals. I just want to take them all in and give them love and food for ever :)

www.livingbarefootandcrazy.blogspot.com ♥

Leanna Vera said...

I'm glad you treated yourself to the Mac Book!

Finding hope in hard times is such a wonderful quality. I'm sure that and your ability to grow and adjust your goals as you face adversity will get you far in life!

Katie Price said...

Wearing your heart on your sleeve is something to be proud of. Many people are afraid to show others what they are really feeling, and it's too bad.

Hollie Ann said...

i love this post! such a great series! you're a beautiful person inside and out.

and macbook pro?! balla!!

Michelle Riffe said...

When Chelsea says "speak for animals"... she really means it, "Mom this coat is too warm for the beach, Mom!" Love you Chels <3