Harsh Realities

July 23, 2019

Riding a Roller Coaster in the Fog: Thoughts on Losing Your Mother

 I lost my mother in July. She was 57. I was forever changed that day. Grief is such a unique feeling. Such a unique space that no one can properly prepare you for. Someone told me today that grief is like riding a roller coaster in the thick fog: there will be extreme highs and extreme lows but you will not see them coming. This is…

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July 20, 2019

Turning an Ex Into Something Extraordinary: A Message to my Ex-husband’s Family

Divorce is awful. It’s not something people plan for or wish to endure. It’s a circumstance that involves broken dreams, heartache, and severed relationships. Divorce is the ending of a marriage but it dissolves more relationships than husband and wife.  In divorce, what happens to the “In-Laws” and the relatives you gain in marriage? Do you lose those too? I can’t speak for everyone, but I…

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July 6, 2019

I am your Daughter and I am Gay

Let me start with the simple facts. I am your daughter. I am gay and I love you more than I can explain. I know you don’t understand or accept the fact that I am gay. That is ok. I’ve come to realize that not everyone will accept me. I can’t change people’s minds or views. I can’t open people’s hearts. That is not my…

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July 1, 2019

Look At Me Now

You told me my dreams would amount to nothing. Look at me now. You told me I couldn’t prioritize my fitness, couldn’t have a body worth loving, couldn’t be beautiful. Look at me now. You told me I was nothing and that I’d be nothing. Look at me now. You told me no one would want me, need me, or love me again. Look at…

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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

A thirty-something wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most when life gets messy or complicated. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. Through her grief journey, she decided to take her mother’s advice and share her writing with the world. One day she gained the courage to honor her mother's wishes and write. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she's ever made.

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