Harsh Realities

January 16, 2019

But Does It Bring You Joy? Reflections on “Tidying Up” & Marie Kondo

Today I sat down to watch the latest binge-worthy Netflix series, “Tidying Up”. For those that are unfamiliar, this is a new show on organization. Japanese consultant and award winning author, Marie Kondo, uses her “KonMari” method to tidy up people’s homes and lives. It is basically the tame and sophisticated version of Hoarders. The KonMari method is the process of decluttering your home by…

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January 12, 2019

Dating After Divorce

You’d be surprised how many people have asked me for dating advice. I’m always a little shocked that someone would pick me to get dating advice from. Then I remember, dating after divorce led me to the love of my life, my husband. Sure, it led me to a lot of duds and awkward dates first, but ultimately, dating after my divorce led me to…

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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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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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