Harsh Realities

January 4, 2019

The Day She Dies

The day she dies a piece of you will die too. You’ll learn this is a piece that you cannot fill. It is a piece that cannot be replaced by anything, ever. The day she dies you’ll stop breathing for a moment too. You’ll wonder how the world around you continues to go on. The day she dies you’ll start a new life. Your new…

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January 2, 2019

God Pokes & New Adventures

Recently, I was presented with an opportunity. The kind of opportunity that reaches out and grabs you before you even notice it’s there. Sometimes in life, things are hard. Sometimes in life, things don’t go the way you want. Sometimes in life, you get rejected and miss opportunities that you’ve prayed for. This wasn’t one of those times. This was the opposite. This time it…

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December 9, 2018

Being Kind to Unkind People

A few days ago I woke up and popped open my email. There it sat, a nasty email full of hate. Someone had anonymously commented on one of the posts I had written. Funny timing since I had just written an article about the hateful behavior of people online. (See that post here.) They didn’t take the time to critique my writing, or the material…

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December 5, 2018

Christmas Memories: What Matters Most

I recently read a letter, written by a teacher, telling parents what kids talk about most upon returning from Christmas vacation. It was one of those, hit you in the heart, make you tearful, count your blessings, types of posts. It had me thinking back to all of my holiday memories as a kid. The letter was simple but spot on: time is more valuable…

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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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