My name is Chelsea. 22, post-collegiate life. My weaknesses include craft beers, bearded men, and the Oxford comma.
Whenever I come home after a few months away, I like to take an afternoon to just drive around and visit my favorite places. The coffee shop. The bookstore. The beach. The familiar drive from my high school to my house.

I think it’s important to take the time to appreciate the places that made you, you. Maybe it’s a little self-indulgent, but I always find it inspiring and soul-cleansing. Places tend to hold significant symbolism in my mind. Sometimes it’s ok to let them take your attention away from all the other things in life.

Whenever I come home after a few months away, I like to take an afternoon to just drive around and visit my favorite places. The coffee shop. The bookstore. The beach. The familiar drive from my high school to my house.

I think it’s important to take the time to appreciate the places that made you, you. Maybe it’s a little self-indulgent, but I always find it inspiring and soul-cleansing. Places tend to hold significant symbolism in my mind. Sometimes it’s ok to let them take your attention away from all the other things in life.


Then there are those songs that just have meaning.

Then there are those songs that just have meaning.

"Hero/Heroine" by Boys Like Girls will always remind

me of my freshman year of high school. “I WIll Buy

You a New Life” by Everclear is freshman year of

college. Death Cab’s “Title and Registration” fills in

the rest. The lyrics don’t even have to fit the moment.

"I WIll Not Bow" by Breaking Benjamin is the song that

brought me to you. ”RIght Girl” by the Maine is the

song of our break-up. Childish Gambino’s “Bonfire”

is my redemption. “Longview” by Green Day- that’s

childhood to me. These are the songs that seam around

me and lace threads of my old selves to my new. They

don’t bring me back to better days: They bring them

Back to me.


Super Mario All-Stars! I thought I was the only person who had that game!

Super Mario All-Stars! I thought I was the only person who had that game!

(Source: ishouldntliveinglasshouses)


Sometimes I miss my school so bad it hurts

I miss my tiny bed.

I miss my apartment with its broken kitchen sink.

I miss the fucking bus that never runs on schedule.

I miss walking a few extra blocks to Chipotle for lunch when the weather is nice.

I miss my family there.

I miss classes.

I miss the homeless crack addicts that hang out near the Dome.

I’m very much looking forward to this fall.


This picture is old, but I’m feeling a bit nostalgic tonight.

I was a zebra for Halloween this year :)

This picture is old, but I’m feeling a bit nostalgic tonight.

I was a zebra for Halloween this year :)


What Would You Say If You Could See Me Now?

Five years ago today

Something insignificant happened

But I still remember the date.

It was one of those sparse March days

Where the temperature soared

Into T-Shirts-n-Shorts territory

And our toes touched the stirring grass

For the first time

In a long time.

We talked about summer

And Warped Tour.

Scary Kids Scaring Kids

Wasn’t playing the Cleveland show

But you were still stoked to go

And I had never been.

You called it a date.

(Little did we know

Warped would end up being the day

I went and got my first car

And you told me you loved me

For the first time.)

That March day

I didn’t know why it felt

As if the breeze was freely humming

And the sun was softly stroking

Against my skin and mine alone.

I didn’t know what it felt like to fall.

I wonder if the pictures I took

On my shitty flip-phone

Are still lost somewhere

On Myspace

Or Photobucket.

I know the playlist I made

Still ticks in my iPod

(Since I haven’t gotten a new one

Since 2005).

My microwave is beeping incessantly 

From down the stairs of this modest apartment

Like the alarm clock to the daydreaming

I do much less of anymore.

Tomorrow will hold no meaning

Outside of the essay I have due in PSC304

And the mountain of laundry I’ve been neglecting

But today

I’m thinking of us

And where we are now.