“Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways.” ~Glennon Doyle Melton
Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Chelsea. Pronounced Chel-suh, although most of my life people have called me Chel-sea. I blame my parents and often times don’t even correct people anymore. For ease, just call me Chels.
I’m a thirty-something wife, mom and former educator. I’m married to the love of my life and feel blessed to have found my true counterpart and soulmate, as cheesy as that sounds. We have three amazing and adorable kiddos. Hattie, Hutson & Hyland. We live in northern Indianapolis and absolutely love our new home and space.
I recently decided to take my passion for words and turn it into something meaningful. My mother passed away rather suddenly in 2017. She had been telling me for most of my adult life that I should write and show it to the world. I never listened until she passed. Suddenly I felt an urge to write and make her proud. Taking her advice is one of the best decisions I’ve made. I only wish I’d have listened sooner.
I’m a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector and person who wears my heart on my sleeve. I’m sarcastic and emotional, which is useful when writing. I love hard and count my blessings daily.
My goal as a writer is to take real-life experiences, both the beautiful and the brutal (Thanks Glennon Doyle), and turn them into something others can relate to and enjoy. Take a look around. You’ll find I write about tough subjects like divorce, heartbreaking subjects like losing a loved one, and happy subjects like motherhood and marriage! I follow my heart and write when I’m inspired by a “glimmer”.
Enjoy reading, friends!
Wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is married to the love of her life, Justin. She’s the mother to a kind-hearted daughter named Hattie, a rambunctious son named Hutson, and the baby and “Grand Finale” of the family, a son named Hyland. Chelsea recently left her job as a special education teacher in Indianapolis to become a stay-at-home-mom. Little did she know she'd soon be led back into the classroom. She recently accepted a position with Anderson University supervising student teachers. She has a deep love of teaching and has always enjoyed helping inspire students. She is a Ball State graduate but an Indiana University Hoosier at heart. Chelsea’s mother is her inspiration, as she always encouraged her to write. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. She decided to honor her mother's wishes. She started writing and sharing it with the world. It was one of the best decisions she's ever made.