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6.21.2011

What a crappy day for the "longest day" of the year

Happy Summer Solstice!
Well it's been raining off and on all day which sort of defeats that it's the day with the longest amount of sun all year. It also is crappy because I was "let go," not fired per-say just allowed to have yesterday be my last day instead of Thursday,  from my job today by my boss because of other people's actions. I was going to write about it right away but I felt that it would just be a long rant about how I felt she was a terrible person and so forth but I have come to terms with it and am not looking at it as the fact that I will be able to pack up our house and be ready for Saturday.
I have been trying to be as positive as possible about all of this but one of the hardest things that will happen this week is leaving the friendships which I have here and how we are going to hardly see each other anymore. I am going to try to see them some how before the 8th because that is the last planned day that I will be down here for class and while there's always facebook and texting it's not a real connection at times that sitting and talking about your day or your goals or your projects or whatever else comes up is. Don't get me wrong I have friends who live where we're moving and my sister is there I found people "like" me here and they get me better then almost anyone else and it will suck not seeing them 3-5 times a week.

Well have to go pack. Have only 2 boxes right now to fill but the Hubby is bringing home more hopefully so we can continue packing.

6.18.2011

One week and counting

WE MOVE IN ONE WEEK!!!
I can't believe that my time in Milwaukee is coming to an end! I will truly miss it here but I will be happy to be closer to family. I think what I will miss most are the friends who I have made here and the convenience of being able to walk to essentially anywhere that I want to walk to.

But on the other hand it feels like it is the right time to move on in my life and be able to have the space to do it. Our new apartment is probably one and a half or even two times larger then the apartment we have now and I will be able to have a studio space in the second bedroom.

Time to turn to the next page in life!

Have you had any major changes in life lately?

6.14.2011

Songs!!!

So I think I it's about time that I add something other then just words to this blog.
Here is a mix of my favorite songs right now. I have pretty eclectic tastes and basically listen to everything except for most modern pop and country. The music I listen to I enjoy the lyrics mostly.

Okay up first Adele- Set Fire to the Rain.

Second on the list is Snow Patrol - Set Fire to the Third Bar.

Third is Within Temptation- Stand My Ground.

Fourth is Daughtry- Life After You.

Next up is Your Vegas- Up Until The Lights.

And today I'll end with Straight Line Stitch- Black Veil.

What are your favorite songs? Do you pay more attention to the music or the lyrics?

6.13.2011

Womanifesto

I recently have been reading the book Cunt by Inga Muscio and in one chapter she talks about self protection and how every woman should have a womanifesto which outlines how you will protect yourself in any way possible. While some women have asked Inga to post their womanifestos on her website and other's post them on their own websites, I am choosing to keep mine to myself and not put it out there into the interwebs. I feel that while others may post theirs because it is meant to be posted at that point in time mine is meant to be mine and for my eyes only as a mantra, a rather long 2 page mantra, of what I feel is self protection. I also feel that it will consistently be added to or edited so there will never be a postable version of it unless everyday I post a new one. Today I sat down at my computer after rereading Inga's womanifesto and a friend's who posted her's on her blog and I just began to write. While some are not major factors in my life currently they are things that I hope to emulate in the near or even far future while others may see some as trivial things that are not worth writing down. I feel that by writing all of them down though they are there and they need to be paid attention to.

Have you wrote a womanifesto? What do you think of some of the ones on Inga's website? Have you read Cunt?

6.11.2011

The Power of Smell

It's crazy how much smell can effect a person. When I entered the elevator today to take the wash down to the basement to wash and I was over come by this very familiar smell which I haven't had the pleasure of smelling for quite sometime, like 10 years. It was a very minty aftershave which reminded me of my Great-Grandpa who passed away 10 years ago. It reminded me of his awesome hugs and how when my family went to visit my mom's side about every 2 to 3 weekends how he would scoop my sister and me into these awesome bear hugs. It was quite the surprise to stumble upon the sent. I got the feeling as if I wasn't alone and in that moment and that he was there with me. I understand that while the smell was left by whoever was in the elevator before me, I truly believe that he was there with me for that minute. The smell was completely evaporated when I entered the elevator to return to my apartment and I find myself wishing that it would have lingered a bit longer so I could feel his present longer.

Have you ever felt the presence of a long lost loved on? Did the place make sense or was it an odd spot like mine was?
Can't wait to hear your stories!

On another note: By request I will be posting some of my artwork in the next few days when I find all of my pictures. Please come back and see them! and Give my your feed back.

6.10.2011

Tonight

Going to hang out with some sweet people tonight and get our drink on! It'll be nice to relax and just hang out! Can't wait!

6.08.2011

Class today

So today in class we did an exercise known as Constructive Rest. It was a slightly different technique but it's about the same. I had a huge mental and physical reaction to the sequence and the relaxation.

This is what I discovered. While it takes me time to finally release and relax, I had to first become fully aware of my surroundings simply through sound and then figure out where my arms had to be to be able to relax. While the teacher was coaching us to begin to relax from our head down I had to start at my feet and move up and release all the tension and whatever else I was holding on to out of the top of my head. I also noticed that my hands had to be at my side because the pull on my back was too much when I was "hugging" myself as the teacher called it and with my arms to the side it helped to me to relax. I also noticed that at one point I really wasn't thinking about anything and had the thought cross my head that I wasn't thinking about anything and how odd and eye opening it felt to be able to do that.

While this definitely isn't the easiest thing to do right off the bat and I think that as I continue to practice this I will be able to reach that deep quite spot inside of me in a more efficient way and will be able to stay in that spot were I am no longer thinking about the things that are trivial and will learn more about myself.

6.07.2011

Well let's start this baby out!

Hi! My name is Chelsea and welcome to my blog. I want this blog to be about what is currently happening in my life and what I think about it mainly. I would also like to create a conversation with my readers about what they are doing and thinking about.

Currently in my life I am taking my last two classes in college, preparing for a move back to my hometown and trying to find a new job. LOTS OF STRESS!

The best part about my classes though is that the one is completely about learning about yourself and how to relax and release stress! It also helps that I have to class 4 days a week (that may seem like a lot but it's only for 3 weeks) and it's at a time that has changed my current work schedule so I can go back to what my body naturally prefers for a sleep schedule. I have always been a night owl and while I have for the last 2 and a half years switched to a more morning schedule which has caused a lot of stress in not only life but in my husbands. Now that I don't have to be up so early for work or class it's be a great release off of my plate. It's great to be able to see my husband when he get's home from his job and not just for a couple of second while he's walking in the door and I'm walking into the bedroom. It also helps that my other class is seriously just watching movies about how popular music effected the movie scene.

How about a little more about me! I am 23 and got married this past September. I will graduate for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee at the end of the summer. I will receive a Bachelors in Art. I have focused in Ceramics but enjoy also what some would call "craft" and not art. I enjoy reading blogs about DYI and finding inspiration from there. We will be moving to our hometown at the end of the month and I have been thinking about building a desk as well as reupholdstering some old chairs from my dad's house to go in our new living room. I enjoy both crocheting and knitting and have recently started making rag yarn pieces and plarn pieces.

Well that is all for now! Thank you for reading! Please check back soon for more updates and inner thoughts!