Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gypsy Girls. All the Love & My New Gig.... HUZZAH!


For most people, change usually goes something like this; something major happens and the moments to follow are greeted with a steady routine of processing first, adjusting second, adapting and continuing, third. That's for most people.

For people like me, change is usually followed up with a plane ticket. Most of the time, the plane ticket is one direction only….. A few weeks ago, I packed a carry-on bag, for my one way trip to LA Livin' on a prayer really, hoping that something would "work out." I'd been looking for job opportunities in the city since May and NOTHING. WAS. HAPPENING. I started to think I was being Sixth Sensed. Dead and didn't know it yet. Or something equally fucked up where the world just doesn't respond to your desperate pleas for change.

.....the instant I got to LA, with my seven outfits and my Non-Plan Plan, I realized why nothing had worked beforehand. I hadn't made the statement yet that I was ready for it to.

When I got here, after two weeks of an whiplash inducing, stomach churning, emotional rollercoaster rides, sans cotton candy and over-stuffed prizes--- Saying Goodbye to one life and Hello to a new one, holding onto the ledge still with one hand and reaching for New with the other, I let go. No net.....and like they always say it does, one appeared.

The day before I was about to go back home to get the remainder of my things and come back, (still with no job, a few freelance clients, a mangled soul, dwindling money and nowhere to live) OR stay in my room for the rest of eternity feeling sorry for myself, I got a phone call. About a job. A really. fucking. fantastic. job. After a few back and forth interviews, I was offered a dream position that I didn't think existed. I've taken a position for a small company that (in simple terms) assists high-profile clients, celebrities and their brands across all digital/social platforms. i.e. I get to work with amazing creative, inspiring people strategizing how to translate their awesomeness offline, online. And everyone knows what a Pop Tart I am, so working with some of my favorite celebrities on a daily basis is BASICALLY THE BEST THING EVER.

After the job was a go, the apartment fell into place, the dream neighborhood, the great furniture, the move was.....like butter. Smooth, easy, delicious. Not that I'm calling Butter slutty or anything.

Ironically, I live across the street from this lovely bird, who's an old friend (and fantastic blogger) and a few of my best friends in the entire world live in town, which means a lot of hair braiding and couch cuddling and all the drinking. The support system is incredible. Openly, unabashedly…. just, starry eyed, you-are-totally-fucking-stellar sort of adore these people.

My Ex-Love and I parted maturely, packing up my U-Haul together, moving pieces and making room like Tetris with our lives and our heart. Fitting. I miss him, everyday, I send love and light (I cry a little, or a lot) and then I continue. One foot in front of the other. Embracing all that's in front of me and sending smiles to all that is behind me and living, still, inside of me.

Gypsy Girl is used to describe the general way in which I approach life; freely, with optimism, story worthy characters, a little absinthe and a eagerness for adventure. She's back, my friends.

...sure... maybe she's running away, but she is running towards something. Even if that "something" is just a new perspective, inspired by looking at the same situation from a different angle. I like who I am when I'm moving. When I'm active, when there's demands on me and expectations that that I may not be able to live up to (but I will, boom.) Imposed pressure turns me on. So here we go.


Back to the Gypsy that I was....


Here's to all the uncomfortable, awkward, perfectly ripe and eager NEWNESS that is upon us.



WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR WORLD MY BEAUTIES??






44 comments:

Peter said...

Congrats on the... everything!

I decided to co-write a book with a very talented writer this morning. That was pretty neat.

The Lewicutt's est 2006 said...

Nice! Well done. Congratulations on all the newness and awesomeness.

I'm in a weird place. Torn between career and staying at home. Feeling inadequate at both. Ah.

sydneyowen said...

Congratulations, my love! The boy and I are moving to Lake Elsinore (or surrounding areas) which is about an hour from LA, so I feel as though you and Nicole and I should probably all dance in a street somewhere after wayfuckingtoomuch wine. Congrats on heading west. We'll be there shortly! And if you ever want to jump out of a plane, come see me at Skydive Elsinore. :)

AND PLEASE FOR THE LOVE ADVISE YOUR FAMOUS CELEB FRIENDS TO TWEET AT ME IF I TWEET AT THEM. That kind of action is good for the soul, you know.

missy. said...

this was inspiring.. congrats on the dream job and everything working so well. xoxo

meg fee said...

you're amazing. selfishly i wish the move had been to new york, but i'm so excited for you. so proud. and so wanna take some of your zest and apply it to my own life. light and love to you my friend. xo.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you Ms. Chelsea Bee..And, so excited to hear the latest from you, as soon as it happens.And, even though you are far away, I know that you have finally got your gorgeous face looking up, in the right direction.xoxoxo.With tears in my eyes, I'm sending you Angels..With all my Love,G. Jan

doniree said...

YEAHHHHHHHHH! I'm offering a big, giant cheers to you from just a little bit north on the same coast as you. LOVE YOU, you shining star. Can't WAIT to come visit. Don't worry - our DC/East Coast BFF and I are already talking about how we might come crash parties at our LA-BFF's sweet apartments :) LOVE YOU.

Ashalah said...

So so so happy for you lady--except for the part that I didn't get to see you before you left! I'll just have to come to LA. ;) Congratulations a million times over! Things always fall beautifully into place right when you are ready for them. Keep shining :) xoxo!

Brandy said...

I'm SO excited for you Chelsea! I spent the summer in LA and it's a fun city.

You'll be amazing!

Keep your blog updated so we know what's going on!!

Marian said...

That sounds like an awesome opportunity! I hope that when I'm looking for a job some day I'm able to find something that's a good fit.

Cait said...

That's sooo exciting! Congrats lovely!

Susan said...

I'm so happy for you!!!!

ameena said...

so much excitement! hopefully i shall see you when i am there in two weeks! love all of this.

emptynestnotreally said...

My heart grew TEN TIMES its original size just reading your post. YAY LIFE!

Tessa G. said...
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Tessa G. said...

That's great! It seems like now was the right time for everything, timing seems to have been too perfect in every regard. Funny how time works like that, it is just making it easier for you to move on :)

Stay strong and know that being single makes all the more time for you, you, you and isn't that just the best?

http://teafortessa.blogspot.com

Kinsey Michaels said...

wow... things seriously fall into place for all the right reasons! the job sounds seriously incredible chelsea! SO HAPPY FOR YOU! you're going to rock it no doubt. what part of LA are you living in? i'm by the beach so i'm not sure how close you are... but let me know! would <3 to meet u!

em said...

Erm. Amazing. that new life you have forged for yourself sounds pretty fantastic. Congrats!

Honey Bee said...

Congratulations!!!
So happy for you.

I am figuring myself out...one step closer than before. :)

lannynguyen said...

Chelsea, congratulations on everything! Isn't it amazing how everything to just falls into place when you really set your intentions? You are going to have a blast out here, and I'm excited you're only 40 minutes away! I'm sure we'll have many coffee and brunches to see each other.

TAKE CARE!

Kelly said...

I've been having mental collapses and I remember being at my job and crying out my heart because I felt so hopeless and helpless. Finally an e-mail from a friend told me about teachinghouse.com where they are looking for teachers to teach around the world. I went thru it, sent my application and resume and just played the waiting game (I've gotten used to it) and then voila' I got an e-mail back saying they want to speed up the process for me.
By 2012...I might be leaving the country for South Korea or China. Chelsea, you're in LA! I hope to meet you as I'm also a soCAl girl. You're stories are inspiring. Keep on writing!

Heather said...

Congrats on LIFE, lady!! So excited for you!!

kelly summers said...

That's amazing!! Congratulations. I'm so happy that you found yourself in such a great situation.

Terra said...

Congratulations on all of it, m'dear! So happy for you!

San said...

You really make it sound ...easy... and I know it's not. Good luck on your new path!

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

"I let go. No net.....and like they always say it does, one appeared."

I blummin' well will be clinging to this statement when my next lot of unemployment comes along. Clinging.

Glad to hear all is well on your side of the pond, Chelsea.

kellyerin said...

Congrats! And also thanks for inspiring the rest of us who are still a little lost and totally restless.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Thank you guys so, SO, SO much for the love- It's a very exciting, new time and I love hearing your updates- keep 'em coming, xxoo.

The French Mouse said...

Fabulous congratulations and hi fives!! It's so wonderful when things finally come together...I hope that when I finally get back to finishing my book that things will come together with my agent and a publisher in an equally fabulous way. Right now I'm just trying to finish renovations on our new house...I'm so sick of painting!! Have a ball at your new job hobnobbing with the celebs :)

Camels & Chocolate said...

Awwww, congrats, Chels. YOU DESERVE IT.

(And I had NO clue you moved back to LA. Exciting!)

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

CONGRATS!!!! I knew it would all work out for you, you have too much energy and passion for it not to. I'm so glad see that you're back to your gypsy self!

Fizzgig said...

you are simply amazing, and inspiring! Keep it up, and good luck with your new life, and your new adventure! how totally, EXCITING!

Tamara Nicole said...

Congrats on your job girly! Hard work and positivity DOES pay off:-) So proud!

Amanda said...

I am so excited for you!! I shifting into my own Gypsy gear soon (although mine will involve 2,300 miles on my car instead of a plane ticket), and I've been in a bit of a mood lately. This post gave me just the kick in the bum I needed :) Thanks for that!

Bree said...

what an wonderful story that was truly a blessing!

Angel said...

I seriously LOVE every single post of yours I've read so far. Congrats on the fabulous job and the new beginnings!!

Mister Smalls said...

When someone gives themselves a handle, in reference to gypsy's, usually they stereotype it. They choose the dark eyed mistress that reads palms and is covered in gold. You didn't, you basically discribed a modern day gypsy woman. A a gypsy man, I thank you for cutting away from the stereotypes. I usually read blogs referencing us and cringe because of the inaccuracies. Your post are awesome and I will be following your blogs from now on. Congratulations on your job and life out west.

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Sid said...

I've been following you on twitter. So I was aware of all your big changes. Still nice to read about em, her on your blog.

Me: I got a travel grant to attend a conference in USA. Spent an extra 2 weeks there on my own dime. Now? Planning all kinds of epicness for next year. I don't want a single bland moment!

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