Monday, November 26, 2012

Women Connect '12

I love blogging so much and unfortunately lately, I just haven't felt like my life is interesting enough to write about or really, for people to read about. Then I realized, that is not why I started this blog. It never started as a way for me to impress people or hope that people read it. It started because I like to write. It's my stress reliever. It's how I get through any tough time. I snuggle into bed with my journal (or now, usually my blog) and just let loose. All the mushy or super deep stuff is in my journal...sorry peeps. I still like this though. I still like having this outlet. Blogging has also helped me in another way. A way that I didn't know it would when I first began it. Through blogging, I have found some amazing women who's blogs I love to read; who's blogs have taught me a lot. I have learned everything from bible verses that make me feel better, to how to do the latest hair trend. It's also helped me to realize I am not alone in some of the daily struggles I face. So here...I am going to really get back into this. I am going to start blogging for me again. If anyone would like to read along the way, you are more than welcome. I've never been much of a private person. I like to share and not be alone through things, happy or sad. 

So here goes nothing, I am going to start with this fun link-up...Women Connect '12 hosted by one of my favorite bloggers who has mastered the art of being open and honest on her blog, Becky of From Mrs. to Mama. 



Here I hope to meet some more amazing women and read some more incredible real stories. Or, to find a few new bloggy friends that I can share things in common with in this time in my life. 

So, let's just start here...

I'm Chelsea. 
I am 24 years old, wife to my sweet husband Matt, pug mom to Cogsworth and a dance studio owner.
I am a lover of dancing and all things crafty. I like trying new recipes and have a love for all things baby. Though I don't have any babies of my own yet, I really hope I get to. That's what I want more than anything in the whole world, actually. 


Oh and how could I forget...my husband and I are just a little bit obsessed with all things Disney. We met while working at Walt Disney World and have since moved to Washington. We miss it so much but have had 2 trips to Disneyland and a Disney Cruise since leaving, so it's not so bad...

{One of our first dates, September 2008}

I'm from a small town in Wisconsin and call each of my parents every single morning on my way to work. I rarely miss a morning and if I do, I always call right after I'm done teaching my morning dance classes with my little ones. If they don't answer or talk to me for a day I get all weird and annoyed. I don't get to go back that often, maybe twice a year if I'm lucky. I miss my friends there but have been lucky making amazing friends here. Not many, but I'd rather have a few good friends than many okay friends. I have been getting really close to my mom lately through as she is full of some super advice lately. Not that she never had good advice for me before in my life, but I have definitely been listening a bit more lately. 

{September 2, 2011}

It's about to get real on this blog so be ready people. I like writing about new recipes or crafts I've made because I know there are other bloggers I can share them with. I like to write about shitty days at work because it feels good. I like to write mushy gushy about how much I love my husband because, I do love my husband. If I post random photos of our dog sleeping in unusual places it's because we think it's the cutest thing in the world and that's really all he does about 80% of the time. 

{example: Cogsworth in a pile of dirty clothes and flip flops sloppily unpacked from our trip}

This blog is about to get real interesting...not really for anyone out there but myself. I like to look back on my blog and see what we've done together. I have a horrible memory. Matt teases me about it all the time. That scares the shit out of me though. I don't want to forget all the small things. Sometimes, those are the most important. 

For any new readers out there, welcome. I'm so excited to have you and can't wait to hear your stories! 
Thanks for starting this, Becky :) 

ttfn, Chelsea


20 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm a new follower. I found your blog through the link up and can totally relate to how you write to work through all the tough times.. :)

    A fellow lover of Disney here too! I'm trying to get my three year old son into the films at the moment but it's not going well!

    Liane x
    www.forthoselittlemoments.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Liane! Thanks for following :) I hope you can get your son into Disney soon. When we have kids one day I want them to be even more obsessed than us (if that's possible) :)

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  2. Hi! Found you through the linkup, too. We sure have a lot in common. My mom works for WDW ;) I teach ballet, tap, tumbling, and hip hop to 2-6 year olds at my childhood dance studio. I also stay home with my 2 year old daughter, a lifelong dream of mine. We are obsessed with Mary Poppins (our Halloween costumes this year), Toy Story, and Nemo in this house--my daughter HAS to watch at least one of these movies every.single.day. She knows all the words to Mary Poppins' songs. =) Nice to meet you!

    Katie
    www.katievanbrunt.com

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    1. Hi Katie! How awesome that your mom works for Disney and that you dance!!!! Love it :) I'm excited to read your blog!

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  3. I didn't actually link-up but I'm a big fan of Becky's blog and when I saw your 'bio line' on her blog I HAD to click over. I love love Disney as well, and have a vacation booked there for next April! It will be my husbands first time there, and my first time back in over 12 years!! Looking forward to following along with you girl :)

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    1. Ooo we may go to WDW in April too! Yay!!!

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  4. hey, I ALSO found your blog from the link-up, and it is lovely! I'm a fellow 24-year-old newlywed, looking forward to babies. I also love blogging because I love writing and I want to keep track of this part of my life, because I know I'll want to re-read it later on.

    Rachel - www.rachelroaming.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Rachel, I hope I can start writing more freely soon. Good luck to you on that as well :)

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  5. Love it!!!
    Reading your first paragraph reminded me of where I was just a few short weeks ago. I got so caught up in trying to write posts that I thought others might want to read, and totally forgot about why I started blogging in the first place.
    Your blog is super cute, loving the Disney theme! I live in Florida and actually lived in Orlando for about 2 years. Can you believe though in the nearly 4 years I have lived in Florida I still haven't been to more than Downtown Disney?
    Loving your blog and can't wait to read more! Thank you again to Becky for an incredible linkup!!

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    1. Oh my goodness! You have to get to Disney, it's so so so magical and makes everything so much better ; ) I loved living in FL. I'd love to move back there one day!

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  6. Good for you Chels:) Your blog should be for you! And..I'll keep reading:) Miss you and looking forward to seeing you at Christmas!

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    1. Jenna??? Hehe, it sounds like you....

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    2. that is me:) Sorry...it made me sign in on my google account and then came up unknown! weird!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by! Good luck with TTC it's a fun and stressful time!! Ima. I'm a major and I mean major Disney freak! Excitied to continue to read! Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog. I'm 23, a newlywed, and a soon to be mom! I love that you're honest and real! I can't wait to follow (:

    Sara Holt
    semoore2.blogspot.com

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  9. I love Real blogs real posts! This was real! The hubs and I are to lovers of all things Disney. SO much so we had VIP tickets to Disney and Universal Studios for our honeymoon, can't wait to take our Kelcee, only reason we haven't yet is my whole leg thing and well we are roller coaster junkies lol. He proposed to me on the son of the beast and when we renewed our vowels this year in front of Kelcee at Disney we too learned that she must have inherited the roller coaster gene being she rode the little one at least ten times lol.

    My friend co-owns a dance studio with her sister and loves it so very much. K isn't ready yet she says lol so when K says she is ready she will be dancing lol.

    I struggled with infertility for three years. I am not sure your story but I think you should read mine. We have a LOT in common pretty girl and you just may find your rainbow your ok I got this while reading my blog!

    Summer

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    1. I love that you guys love Disney so much. My husband is obsessed with roller coasters, he would think your proposal story is so amazing :)

      Thank you for you hopeful comment! I'm going to go over and read your ttc story :)

      Thanks!!!

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  10. Love your story. Ahhh I am so jealous I want to go to Disney SO BAD!!!!!!! Maybe one day! I have to go look through all your pictures now. My daughter just started dance this year and she loves it so far. :)

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