Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Life is delicious, like cupcakes....and chocolate martinis.


It's becoming increasingly harder for me to take the time to be a part of the blog world. Which, on an incredibly good note, means that I've been as busy as P.Diddy's umbrella carrier on a trip to Seattle. I've had a one-track mind lately which unfortunately excludes the Internet, friends, and eyebrow maintenance. REGULAR BLOG PROGRAMMING WILL CONTINUE SOON, I promise. And yes...I do plan on attending Bloggers in Sin City. Holler.
It's just that lately, I've been out; living, creating, running a muck. And, taking RANDOM opportunities to feed my bohemian existence...

The last 6 days I have been "live art" in a snow globe at the X-Games.

....I'm one fidgety motherfucker, so you'd have to assume that they're paying me a ridiculous amount of money to sit still for 9 hours a day, like a mannequin, without so much as a smile or a wink while drunk snowboarders, children and the like came up and poked at the plastic globe screaming, "ARE YOU REALLLLLL???" It was the best meditation I've ever had. I spent 4 full days repeating to myself, "All is perfect, whole and complete- my dreams are fulfilled effortlessly and I shine my brilliance, today. I accept love, prosperity, health and joy in my life. All is well." I may have affirmed that "I'm a sexy bitch" a few times too for good measure, since everyone needs to feel a little like Beyonce from time to time.

Then I basically started levitating....

ah, I kid, I kid.

Sure enough though, this whole "living abundantly" motto that started Jan 1st is proving to become my reality. Sometimes when you least expect it an opportunity lands on your doorstep and though the Lady Gaga opportunity didn't work out and I cried out loud while her and Elton performed atthefucking-GRAMMYS (aka Chelsea's "Super Bowl")......other doors have opened themselves to me, WIDE OPEN DOORS with exciting opportunities and potential. And a pot of gold at the end, minus the creepy leprechaun.

Sure, it isn't ideal to choke on Styrofoam snow all day long, and literally "stand still and look pretty," basically whoring yourself out as a sex object, but it's a fun story to tell later on (this is where the hashtag #NoShame is applicable.) Plus, the bonus that I didn't actually choke and die on the snow is nice... I just ingested non-biodegradable materials into my body, for a paycheck...oh the things you'll do.....like the time I was a "fake audience member" for The Pyschic Friends network, all for a few hundred bucks and limitless red vines/pretzels at Craft Services. I DIGRESS.....

The point is, January 1st is really no different than today, or tomorrow or June 1st- the only thing that's different is my mindset. When the clock struck midnight, I vowed to myself that my perspective would change- that my thinking about LIFE, no matter how shitty the circumstances, would change.The only thing truly different is how I wake up excited about my day....and in turn, life gives me REASONS to be excited.

I'll be in the recording studio for the next few days recording with some of the best musicians out there, in one of the best studios around. Incredibly amazing things are happening in my life and I'm beyond grateful. It's amazing how many things can change when you decide to consume life to the fullest; say yes, embrace it all, kiss the bruises that give you character and enjoy the magnificence of simply EXISTING.

A year ago today, I would have never known I'd be waking up every morning to the scruffy man who is the love of my life. A year ago today, I would have never dreamed of writing the music I write now. A year ago today, I would've had no idea how immensely this blog has changed my life and contributed to it in the most superb ways; through people, long term friendships, opportunities, comfort and inspiration. A year ago today, I wouldn't have seen myself sitting in a snow globe broadcasted all over ESPN, and gallivanting around Aspen for a week either.

I am on fire. I am loving, creating, skipping, smiling like a giddy child at life. I am taking it in and loving right here, where I am, today.




So tell me, "A YEAR AGO TODAY_____________"

















101 comments:

Caroline in the City said...

A year ago today I loathed myself for my bad decisionmaking. Today I have forgiven myself.

Laurnie said...

A year ago today, I would have never imagined Id write a blog.

Lisa-Marie said...

http://www.aitcheye.com/events/winter_x_games/winter_x_games_6.html

I believe the above photo is you!

This time last year, I hadn't done any art for about a year. I walked around telling people that art was my thing, but i hadn't done anything. I lost my arty mojo. I have it back now though!

Passionista said...

So exciting, congrats! A year ago today I was fighting, and today I'm going with the flow :)

DSS said...

A year ago today I was in search of the wrong thing. Today I will fall asleep in the arms of the right thing.

heisschic said...

a year ago today i was mourning the fact that i was too old to hang out at my old college... today i am stumped as to why i would ever want to go back. this more "adult" life is so much more fun!

miss lucille said...

a year ago today i never thought i'd end up back here, and be okay with it.
good luck in all your ventures!

LIz said...

Don't apologize for being MIA sweetie. We'll all still be here when you get back <3

Matt said...

P Diddys umbrella carriers name is Mr. Bentley and I envied him for years.

FOR YEARS.

thats how sad my life was a couple years ago.

Jess said...

We were just planning our move to Denver, and now we're both here, in a house that we own, with an amazing dog, and Torsten has just quit his job to start his own company. I had no clue a year ago that we'd be where we are right now.

jayme said...

SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY FOR YOU.

a year ago today, i was single & now i adore my boyfriend.

i hated my job and just about 10 minutes ago, i received the phone call that I GOT A PROMOTION! YAYYY!!

a year ago today, i didn't have a blog and i had an emptiness that is now fulfilled!

you're the best chelsea!

Brooke said...

A year ago today, I was single (wondering if my now BF was going to turn into something more), HATING my job and planning for Europe. Things are so much happier and more beautiful a year later!

How exciting! You're a snow globe lady :p Seriously, very cool. Inspiring post, Chelsea!

lbluca77 said...

I can't remember a week ago today let alone a year ago today. SO I am just going to say a year ago today I was doing something awesome. I think.

Kate said...

A year ago today I was abseiling off Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. And probably fantasising about rugby players whilst I dangled...

Kate x
http://search-for-the-perfect10.blogspot.com

Herding Cats said...

I'm so happy for you!

A year ago today, I was in another city bored with my life. Not the case anymore!

Mango said...

A year ago today I was freezing my ass off in a storm in Portland.. it was my first time visiting, and I had just quit my job to travel.... Portland was the first stop... then I hit up 13 countries. I miss traveling but I am glad to be back in Sunny California.

www.travelingmango.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

A year ago today...I didn't think I would actually have left my job and found some happiness.

What great experiences. I've always wondered what the view's like from inside a snow globe. Not many people would know that. Plus whore out your looks while you have them!

Alice in Wonderland said...

A year ago today, I was in mourning, and couldn't ever see anything getting any better.
I used to sit for artists, in fact my profile picture is of me! I really enjoyed that though, it was so easy to fall asleep or stare out of the window, daydreaming!

Meghan said...

A year ago today I never would have imagined that I would be able to feel confident enough to speak my mind.

I love you, your attitude and your blog.

Kez said...

A year ago today...
I was working crazy hours (an hour's drive from my home) to help my husband out because he had lost his job. I was due to go back to university in two weeks and things were scary because I didn't know if I could keep studying the way things were.

Today I have finished my studies, graduated and I am working in a nice place. We are LOADED (well kind of) due to the extra income I can bring in and the hubby got a new job that he LOVES :)

Elle said...

Love this.

A year ago today, the thought of my ManFriend was a mere "What if..." Today, he may just turn out to be the one.

Jessica said...

A year ago today I had no idea that my boyfriend and I would be buying a house mere weeks from now, and I had no idea how content I would be in my life today.

walkingonsunshine18 said...

A year ago today I was actively trying to meet a man, this year, I've decided to let things come as they may. I must say it's pretty refreshing! :)

Rasha said...

a year ago today, i am prettty sure i was the same overly stressed college student I was to being with..


BUT: with a blog :)

Caro said...

I was craving a new purse and a new pair of shoes.

angela.kolachny said...

a year ago today I had a great guy who asked me to be his valentine...this year, I'm single

the "L" spot said...

Loved this. I need to be more positive too! I totally bombed an extremely important interview today. Encouragement is what I need. A year ago I was...stressless!

Deidre said...

A year ago today I was in Tasmania with parents. Gearing up to say goodbye and not see them for 6 months.

Randi Lee said...

A year ago today, I didn't have the purpose for life that I do today, the hunger for life last year was not the same as it is today. Today, I have a greater purpose... to be someone's mother, and guidance, to fully experience life every day in my own life and with this child- so that they will fully experience their own life. And fully embrace their life.

Lindsay said...

A year ago today I was way too hard on myself, but now I'm trying to nurture the parts of myself I may not like as much as others.

That one girl said...

I want to hear you sing! Can you give me a little sompin' sompin'?

Elizabeth Marie said...

A year ago today I thought I had it all planned out. Now I know that planning is for pussies and it's alllll about day by day and the little things! and bloggers in sin city. XO

Witty said...

A year ago today I was in an emotionally abusive relationship. And I still feel like I am slowly finding my way out but I am getting there.

Meg said...

DUDE, that sounds hilarious! (Snow globing)
A year ago today, I started my first post-university job, and was pretty stoked about the next stage of my life.

Vittoria said...

a year ago today i realized i was falling in love with my best friend... now we live together (/sap). congrats lady!

Jen said...

Yay! It's the Law of Attraction at work! Think it and it happens. Focus on it, and you'll get it. I'm sooooo happy for you because you sound sooo happy!

A year ago today... hmmm.. I never thought I'd be living in my own house with my boyfriend. I never thought I'd be working from home, although I really wanted it.

nicole antoinette said...

Fuck yes Bloggers in Sin City. Also? Stop being SO INSANELY HOT.

Kristin Quinn said...

Since the year began, I've been repeating similar phrases to myself (I'm awesome, I'm a sexy bitch, ect etc....) and its AMAZING how your mind set changes! I'm more focused and positive this year as opposed to one year ago for sure :)

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Tell me: How does one land a gig in a snowglobe?! Also, did you know that it's now illegal to carry a snowglobe on an airplane? True story.

A year ago I attended a Jimmy Eat World concert and promised myseld, to the lyrics of "Dancing in plastic shake-up snow, do you believe in what you want?" that I would be somewhere else in a year - at a different job, I told myself, and trying to be happy. But definitely AT A DIFFERENT JOB.

I'm not. I stayed, but only because I wasn't ready to leave DC. I plan to get a different job - back in Ohio - this summer. So even though I didn't make the resolution I promised myself a year ago, I did take the steps necessary to solve the problem, I think, and I'm proud of myself for that. But I'll be prouder once I'm done here...

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HeatherClark said...

#1 leprechauns are awesome! #2 very inspiring post. hope lots more exciting things happen to you :)

heather

Nicole Leigh said...

a year ago I began my unemployment.

CuppyCakes said...

A year ago today I was too caught up in the gossiping fuckery of a big workplace to even realise I wasn't myself anymore.
Today, I'm embarking on new endeavours with the intention of doubling my income within a few short months. I'm single, loving it, and.. despite having been sick since Christmas, am back to the 'me' I enjoy being.

The warrior in me said...

A year ago today, i was almost dead, looking for lame opportunities to get there, if i wasn't there already; while in the company of a bunch of lying losers.

Today, i'm ALIVE and kicking, very very grateful for my existence, living a beautiful life minus the losers, loving myself like i have never managed to.

YOU MAKE ME FEEL GOOD ALL OVER AGAIN! (Hugs)

Grace Boyle said...

Ah yes, isn't it fun to look back and look forward?

A year ago today I was in love with a man who lived across the country and I was just beginning to know Boulder. No longer am I with that man, no longer do we talk and today, I think I can call myself a "local" who is growing, learning, happy single and expanding. Love it Chels!

PS. Erica said you looked HAWT in that snow globe ;)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

the warrior in me- YAY! good, shine on sister!


grace- I love that you're a local, and so glad that you ended up in colorado a year ago today :) and YES, I saw Erica and I waved like crazy, I broke my stern face for her. lol.

matt- dude, farnsworth is fucking rich. don't feel bad.

alice- I love that!!!

vittoria- ee, that made me smile :)

that one girl- i'll put somethign up eventually....

nicole- BLOGGEEERS GETTING CRUNK, HOLLLLAAAAAAAAA.......insanely hot? no, you should see me right now. I have eye crusties and havent brushed my teeth...so, not hot.

Nahl said...

A year ago today i would have never believed I can ever be one step closer to my dreams..

Kay said...

A year ago today I was scared of what came next, and now I can't wait for it. =)

Thanks for stopping by; what a lovely blog you have!

britt said...

wow how amazing! i am so jealous of you right now! thanks for taking the time to write on my blog! you are adorable and i love your blog! wanna be bloggie friends??
loves!
britt{whimsy}
brittnjacob.blogspot.com

Children of the 90s said...

A year ago today I desperately wanted to quit my job. Today I desperately want to quit that same job. I'm not a great get-up-and-go person, clearly.

Kelly said...

A year ago today I was planning my wedding and counting down the days to graduation. Now I'm married and life is much much beter!

Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Cinnamon said...

A year ago today I wasn't reading your blog, and now here I am at 11:00 still in my jammies reading it and laughing, deciding that I might kind of love you even though I don't know you and we should probably be best friends.

I feel a kindred connection with foul mouthed, wine lush girls, who think they should be living in the 60's.

So you should probably keep in touch as I will :)

http://thebusiestbee.blogspot.com/

Jaime said...

Wow so much has changed for you- how exciting!

A year ago today....not too much was different. I can't decide if it's good or bad. I was prepping for a trip to FL (last year with my now ex-bf, this year with bff). I was in the same shitty job (ugh). I didn't have my blog yet (thank goodness I do now!)

:)Jaime

chelsea rebecca said...

this is too funny!
i love all your random jobs! you should do a post about all the crazy jobs you've done!!

and a year ago i would of laughed at the thought of me getting a blog. it was always so daunting!! but now i love it!!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

nahl- ah but you can my dear ;)

cinnamon- well it sounds like we are kindred spirits indeed, wine lush? 60's? yes, perfection. cheers my new friend.

chelsea- I should actually! I've done some INSANNNNNE jobs!

kay- thanks so much thanks for coming by mine!

britt- yes, bloggie friends it is! cheers!

children of the 90's- do it lady, do it!

kelly- and thank you for coming by too! xo!

Blonde Bookworm! said...

A year ago today I was in a mindless, repetitive, boring ass relationship. Today I am single and ready to mingle!!!! ahha love your blog, thanks for stopping by mine =)

iheartkiwi said...

A year ago today Kiwi and I had just gotten back from our amazing trip to New Zealand! We didn't want to come home...

I cannot believe you spent the last 6 days in a giant snow globe... lady, you kill me. Can't wait to hear more about your escapades!

The F Word Online said...

a year ago today I was fighting through one of the worst break ups.

Today I look back now and laugh that it wasn't goodbye, but rather good riddance !

xx lue

Amy said...

A year ago today I had just picked a wedding date and location. I was getting excited about a trip to NYC later in the month. I was trapped in the middle of a torturous work project and overall feeling horrible about my job. So now...I'm married...I don't have a trip to look forward to...annnnd work still kind of blows and is killing me little by little every day.

LaLa said...

glad you found me so I could find you lol love your blog, you have such wit!

Nicole said...

Awesome!

AH said...

thanks for commenting! i love your blog, and will definitely be back!

a year ago today i was sun-baking by the pool in my apartment in australia, reading books and trying not to think about uni starting back up after the summer holidays...

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

A year ago today, I was waking up.

I really need to spend less time blogging, I think. It may be contributing to my recent bout of sleepiness.

Katelin said...

seriously i love this post. and a year ago i don't even know what i was doing, i wasn't engaged and was most likely planning my next trip somewhere awesome, haha.

and um. YES to bloggers in sin city!! so excited to meet you!

Mrs T said...

Hey, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love that you were inside a giant snow globe. I freakin' love those things.

A year ago today I had no blog. And I don't know how I survived without one.

Cheryl said...

A year ago I was pretty stoked on life.
I'm still stoked on life.

Why does this sound like a goodbye letter at the end? I am not stoked about that.
You better not be leaving the blogosphere.
I'll stab myself.

Probably not.
But you get the point.

stephanie said...

it's amazing what one year can bring! congrats on your adventures - i need to start doing some of that meditation :)

Erin said...

A year ago today...I was furiously working on an upcoming art show (nature themed, foxes, deer..etc.)

Amanda West said...

I'm so happy for you! You sound so joyful about life.

A year ago today: I took life and the gift that it is for granted. I also tanned religiously in a tanning bed.

Then my grandfather was diagnosed with a skin cancer that had gone untreated and he passed away last June.

Now I see life as a precious gift from God, and I see my skin as something worth protecting. The day my grandfather died, I gave up tanning completely.

kathleen said...

I LOVE this. I love your blog. My best friend told me I had to read it because "this girl sounds just like you." Then I came and read it and realized what a HUGE compliment she had just given me.

A year ago today I was still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Today, a year later, it still hasn't. A year ago today I would never have believed that I would pack up my bags and move to - of all places - Las Vegas and, no, not to become a stripper, but for love.

It's the craziest thing I've ever heard and it's the best. I wouldn't have believed it a year ago.

Diane said...

Great post, made me smile!

Actually a year ago today I just moved in with my bf after only a month of relationship. It was the best decision ever!

Have a super fun day

kiss

Tuesday said...

Last year was a so-so year for me, I've never done that much but fun fun fun most of the time, I said to myself that this year will be different - focus on what I really want in life and get serious (at times)

I wish you best of luck on your record... xx

sid said...

A year ago I'd never have believed that I would enter a writing competition. A year ago ... I'd never have dreamed that I would get my driver's and be so calm behind the wheel.

Jess said...

I was having post-college blues. I still have them from time to time but I'm starting to enjoy adulthood.

JennyMac said...

LOVE the title of the post even by itself. LOL.

And I tried to email you back yesterday but got an error message on your email!

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Chelsea Talks Smack said...

JennyMac- shhhhiz, I keep changing the email and it keeps doing that to people- my emails is ChelseaTalksSmack@gmail.com!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

cheryl- NO WORRIES, I'm not going anywhere! ....i'm just having a hard time being as active as usual, but i'm not leaving! ;)

Dancing Branflake said...

I was living in another city hoping to make something of my life.

Conquer The Monkey said...

a year ago today i was freezing my ass off in new york city. now i'm in sunny so. cal!

xoxoKrysten said...

A year ago today I never had any idea I wouldn't be working at Caribou in another year.

Kara said...

One year ago today, I was most losing my mind over assignments and project due at the end of the week.

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Doniree said...

"I wake up excited about my day....and in turn, life gives me REASONS to be excited."

DUDE. That's my life.

A year ago today? I was in a pretty shitty pseudo-relationship, but it was because of that relationship that I learned who I needed to grow into before I could be in a relationship again.

confessionsofaperfectionist said...

A year ago today... I was in school and dreaming of all that I would be able to do when I was done. And because of you I am reminded of what it really feels like to BE F-ING EXCITED about all the opportunities I could be experiencing a year from now. Cheers to you bestie. :)

Anna said...

A year ago today I was lost. I'm not now :)

hannahjustbreathe said...

Ahh, I fucking love this!!

A year ago today, I still didn't feel settled in Boston. Now, it is my home, happily.

You keep on living and creating and skipping and smiling. Because I can feel it all the way from here!

meleah rebeccah said...

A year ago today, I wrote this blog post and submitted it for publication at Readers Digest.

Erin said...

A year ago today I wasn't happy with my progress in life in a career, today, I've realized a career comes second to life progressions.

Ms. Lollygagger said...

Great job on trying to be more positive. I could definitely stand that in my life..

a year ago today I would've never thought I would start a blog, be on the verge of breaking up with my boyfriend of 3 1/2 years and that I would be ok with it...

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

confessionsof a perfectionist- Sigh, I LOVE YOU. Thank you ;) You are doing it, so proud of you.

McKenna said...

wonderful. inspiring post. thanks for visiting my blog by the way.

a year ago today: I defrosted my fridge. yet, I didn't seem to know exactly where I was going nor had any determination to find out.

unlike today.

StuddedLilly said...

hey thanks for stopping by my blog...
a year ago today i truly fell into for the second time, today im trying to make this long distance relationship works.. ;)

xo

meleah rebeccah said...

Now Im in the mood for delicious cupcakes and chocolate martinis!

Megan said...

A year ago today, I couldn't wake up with the smile on my face that I do now. Patience is all you need for your dreams to come true.

Nerdy Girl said...

A year ago today I had no idea I would sign on for a film project that would put me into contact with amazing people and that would also lead to a nice paying regular job that would help me move out of my crappy ghetto apartment.

sandy said...

Exciting blog mate. Congrats for completing one year

LiLu said...

All I can say is, thank God the plastic bubble WAS there...

moneycantbuymelove said...

A year ago, I was happy, but not nearly as happy as I am a year later!

Also, I love that you are a snowglobe piece for the X Games! Super-awesome.

chloe said...

one year ago today i was still in my old job but id recently had a new haircut that made me feel i should take destiny into my own hands. and then in march i saw a job ad that turned into 2 interviews and my new career! pretty awesome.
wish you all the rocking-est for 2010 chelsea, usually when we get good feelings like this, it means something BIG is about to happen! x

Nicole said...

It is so nice to know that other people share my obsession with Shaun White. All my friends and family make fun of me for it!
Did you see him while you were sitting in your plastic bubble?

And a year ago today I was livin' it up in college getting drunk, going to parties, and doing as little work as possible to graduate. Ahhhhh youth.

 
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