Harsh Realities

June 6, 2019

To the Writers Before Me

Thank you for leading the way. Thank you for your inspiration, your courage, and your vulnerability.  Thank you for your story. It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer with 100 followers or 1 million. I read your work and was inspired, uplifted, encouraged and enlightened by your words.  Your words gave me the strength to pursue my dream, knowing that if just one person read…

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June 3, 2019

A Walk to Remember

Today is only the second day of summer break. It started out like a typical day. Sunny skies, which meant a walk around the neighborhood.  Usually these walks involve endless laughs and silliness. I push the stroller and the kids race passed me on their scooters.  Today was different. Today’s walk started with, “Mom, can I ask you a question?!” Usually the questions involve inquiries…

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May 13, 2019

To the Teacher Who Started it All

To the Teacher that Started it All: Yes, you! The shining star that sparked my love of learning! The one who led me to learn in fun and meaningful ways. Did you know that I became a teacher because of you? Did you know I grew to love learning because of you? Your influence is endless, even decades after I have left your classroom. You…

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To my Children on Mother’s Day

Today is a day we celebrate Mothers, which is bittersweet now that mine isn’t here anymore. In moments of grief and sadness, I go back to the basics. I remember, there would be no celebrating today without you! You are my biggest accomplishments and my biggest blessings. You’re also the reason for my grey hair, dark circles under my eyes, and the strong coffee I…

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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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